A “Holy Crap!” moment…June 3, 2011
Dude! I am having the best genealogy day ever! My Aunt Becky (my grandfather’s sister) sent me a copy of the Bennett family genealogy and it is the awesomest thing ever. Thank you Aunt Becky! You rock!!! Pardon my lack of grammar and spelling; I’m too excited to care! The cover of the genealogy is a preface written by George Roy Bennett in 1964 regarding why he had become interested in genealogy and how he had used his mother’s and grandfather’s records to get it started. I feel as though I have unearthed the arc of the covenant and actually trembled a little as I read the first words for fear that I might be undone. It is truly a magical moment. This man, George Roy Bennett, cousin to my great, great grandfather and to whom I have given only the most cursory of glances as I have done my research, has unwittingly played a huge role in unraveling the secrets of my lineage.
So, three cheers for George Roy Bennett! May I carry on his legacy in a manner that he might have admired and appreciated.