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I have two graduate degrees, have lived in several states and held several jobs. I have worked at every level of government and taught school, including being an adjunct professor in political science. However, I've been known to drop everything to stay with my sick mother or live near my daughter to help with grandchildren.
I hope that there is such a thing as reincarnation because there are so many wonderful things to do that you just can't do them all in one lifetime.
I like to work on the family genealogy, grow flowers for bees and butterflies and share things with my granddaughters. I enjoy scifi/fantasy novels and historical fiction. Over the years I've enjoyed doing and learning new things via the web and computers. I've been working on Kathryn's Retro Historical Nature Pretty Backgrounds and Hopewell, Virginia, Images.
I think of working on a public family tree as a gift to my family, close and far away in both space and time.
And I am grateful for the work of many extended family members and our friends and neighbors who have done such careful research to properly connect us on various other sites.
I believe that imagining the lives of our ancestors can make us better people in the present time. We have to consider that their lifestyle and choices were different from ours. And then we can more deeply understand that the lifestyle and choices of others in our present time is also different. And maybe we can become more tolerant.
Perhaps we can also learn from things that we believe were good about the past and apply that to our present.
It seems that I am descended from Earls and Barons (and other titles.) Personally, I do not have these kinds of achievements. But, even in times of financial embarrassment or poor health, I believe that I have maintained dignity, integrity, and humor. And that's important. Yes, I believe it is important to be connected by dignity and integrity and humor. And that is what makes a family a family for the ages.
Kathryn Morse, M.P.A., M.Ed.
March 28, 2018
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