Since there are more things known about the past than the future, let's consider my ancestors relative to 69 years, (the magic number of my age that this blog is memorializing.)
That's why time traveler stories touch only briefly on a future, and a lot of
past times. So if I look back to an ancestor that would have been 69 in 1942
(the year I was born) ...they would have been born in
1873. Mmm, I dare say I can look on the good old family tree and find
someone. It doesn't matter if they didn't actually live to 69, because it's the magical birthday I'm tracking this time. (In the future I'll check and see how many ancestors did make it to the year of their 69th birthday)
Oh my goodness...the woman I was named after
was born Jan 30, 1873. She was my great-grandmom, Eugenia Almetta (Almeda) Booth
Miller, and she died Jan 1, 1936. She raised my mom and my grandmom,
and had married Charles Mueller (Miller) October 28,1896, an immigrant
from Germany. They had 4 daughters, including my grandmother, Mozelle Booth Miller. I was named Barbara Booth, rather than Eugenia.
I'm going to share this great news (well, only if you put a parameter on history that says, look at it this way...) on Sepia Saturday this week. See what other folks are sharing here.