Genealogy is often overlooked and taken for granted… It’s in the past, it’s boring, it’s a world of black and white, all two dimensional, with only lists of names, births/deaths/marriages, and in many cases, not a face to put with any of them.
All, true, which is why I want to meet them, face-to-face. Talk to them, what interested them, what made them laugh, what made them get out of a freezing cold bed every day and keep pressing forward for the better of the family. Why? Why? Why? I have questions that need answers damn it! The future won’t help me with that.
‘Only from the past can we change the future’
Even if I was not able to return to modern times, I would leave notes and messages for future generations, the pitfalls to avoid, and the message of strength and faith that they will make the right decisions and carry on the name with pride.
Congrats! You’re the owner of a new time machine. The catch? It comes in two models, each traveling one way only: the past OR the future. Which do you choose, and why?