There’s a momentary letdown after doing an interview when doubt arises. Did I ask enough questions, did I get any good information? Did my camera work? Did my tape recorder work? Am I going to forget to label the photos…
And then, I begin to edit the video and do the transcription. Transcription is a job I would love to have someone take over for me – but it serves a purpose. I will remember things when it comes time to organization the book. Yes, it is getting closer and closer to the date we need to start putting pen to paper. But I am so excited. The information we have collected is priceless. WE are still collecting photographs and the ones we have so far are amazing … tiny tidbits of the past. Delightful.
You cannot believe how people lived before electricity. It is amazing how clever and creative these pioneer families were – I just want to share with you all the great things I have learned…
But wait, then you would have no reason in the world to buy the book. The target date of course is the 125th celebration in Ashley, ND.
Two things – don’t forget about us. We need everyone to buy a book or two or ten. And, if you have photos or other information you can still send it to me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. But hurry, time is running out. I cannot type fast enough to keep up with my brain as I file and joyfully document the life and times of the Germans from Russia who settled in North Dakota’s three counties of Emmons, McIntosh and Logan. If I had known this information would become so precious to me now, I would have paid better attention to my grandparents.
I miss my grandparents. I can see them and I did spend a lot of time with them, maybe not quality time, but memory time at any rate – good memories.
I’m so excited to be sharing those with you in the near future. Send me your support in prayers if you can’t share any recipes, photos or hard cold cash. Together we can put the knowledge of our elders in a form that hopefully will be appealing to a new generation of homesteaders.
I’m wondering if one could collect cow chips and bake bread in a clay oven on Mars?
Look for LaVerna Dockter Kaseman’s interview to hit YouTube next week sometime followed by Bernice Nagel and Benjamin and Delphine Vetter.
During the Vetter interview, I saw my son’s wife’s brother’s birthday on a calendar. “WHAT?” That’s right. My son married a good German from Russia family. If I didn’t know that before I met the Vetter’s – I know it now for sure.
I’m seriously hogging all the great recipes and photos I have been receiving in the mail and via email for a reason. That’s right. Are you curious? OF course you are – keeping reading and sending comments and I love the corrections in the spellings of people’s names and German words. I want everything to be as perfect as possible.
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Until next time – Gute Essen.