Sunday, September 30, 2018

Celebration Sunday~Genealogy Happy Dance!

You know the dance. You know you've done it. The one every researcher does after finding something new. The one where you want to jump up and down and shout to everyone around that you found the document, contacted a cousin who has the family Bible, made a DNA connection or found a whole new branch to your tree. The one that is met with glazed stares and eye rolls.

                                                          Celebration Sunday is a place to share your discoveries. 
This is a weekly series to enable everyone to tell about their Genealogy Happy Dance moment. 

Share by scrolling down and adding your story to the comments section or you may also put a link to a blog post telling about what had you dancing this week.

My Happy Dance this week:
 We spent the week watching the flood waters rise around my parent's neighborhood. As the week went on their backyard slowly began to fill. They had experienced water in their yard before during other hurricanes but nothing like this. By the time the water crested it was up to their back steps.

Water up to back steps at my parent's house.

Unfortunately, many in the community were not so fortunate. Homes have been inundated with water from the nearby rivers and waterway. People have been displaced from their homes and will not be able to return for weeks if not months. 

House down the street with water encroaching 

 Many prepared by moving all their belongings out and into storage units. Some like my parents placed things up high and moved valuables to friends and family's homes for safekeeping.
My heart hurts for those who have suffered so much these past three weeks as Hurricane Florence past through and deposited enormous amounts of water causing devastation in many areas.

Water running through my parent's yard

It's hard to celebrate but I can be grateful for the protection my family received.
None of the 5 family residences received any damage.
None of our belongings were destroyed. 
The coming together of the community to house, feed, and care for those who have lost so much is something to warm the heart. 
Tomorrow and in the days ahead teams of volunteers from my church and many other organizations continue the task of helping to move people back into homes that luckily were not in the path as predicted. As the waters recede the job of cleaning and mucking out water lodged homes will begin. 
Memories of the events bringing our community together will be told and retold and become a part of our family stories. 

Where were you when Hurricane Florence hit North and South Carolina and later when the rivers rose? 

What is your happy dance moment for this week?


                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!

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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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