First, I'd like to say, I've learned a WEALTH of information so far. The majority of my questions about "anything jar" have been answered, as well as some questions I hadn't thought of (yet). The discussions here have confirmed my desire to deeply understand and appreciate my new obsession 😊
Second, I so very much appreciate and covet the relationships that are portrayed here. What a BEAUTIFUL family you've all become!
Through my combings, I've sadly discovered a few family members who have gone home. My condolences to all! It was only AFTER I had read the majority of their contributions to this community that I discovered this, and I must say, my heart truly goes out to those close to them...as I found myself hanging on their words and their precious, patient ways. A great loss, indeed!
So...to those who came before us...
I'm so grateful for the wonderful legacy you've given this community (family). I'm also honored to read your words and gain the wealth of information you share here.
To the admins: thank you SO MUCH for having a place where near and far history points can be archived!
Contributions to keep this community thriving will be as important and dear to me as would finding the "holy grail of fruit jars".
THIS history is HARD to research on our own (I've tried)...and here's a place where its all laid out neatly, and sentimentally. Beautiful!
Kudos to the creators of this space...and kudos to every single contributor of information AND funds to keep it here!
In this "age of technology", it's so very important to preserve the history of our ancestors because somewhere along the way of our (now very cluttered) lives, the industrial age is becoming forgotten (less detailed in history books too).
TO THOSE WHO CAME BEFORE US 'newbies' ...
THANK YOU for your dedication to preserve ;) and educate!!!