|My mother, Joan (Schiavon) Huesca, teaching me about our family at our|
home in Chicago. It's never too early - or too late - to learn!
To me, there is nothing more precious than family. If you are still reading this, chances are you feel the same way.
Knowing who came before us can give our lives meaning and can help us understand who we are and who we can become; but this knowledge brings with it the great responsibility of honoring our ancestors by handing on our heritage, traditions, and identity to our own future descendants.
As a child, my favorite time of evening was after dinner. Long after the dishes had been cleared and my sisters and cousins had run outside to play, I would linger quietly at the table, listening to my parents and relatives as they shared stories and memories and photos from days gone by.
Though the people around that table are long gone, their love and laughter remain. I hope that this blog will serve as a kind of modern-day dinner table for bringing family together - though perhaps in a new way - to share some of those memories, both old and new, with other family members.
If you have questions or would like to share a memory or photo of your own about a family in this blog, I'd love to hear from you.
- Linda Huesca Tully