Okay, it's not cycling related but just had to share my excitement with my cycling friends.
I received the most exciting, precious gift this Christmas I think I've ever received. My Mom and sister collaborated over the last year or so without us knowing about it and "published" a 200 page document on my family. Most of the information is background on my Mom's family tree that goes WAY back. Hours and hours and hours of research went into this thing including visits to other states, cemetaries, court houses etc.
My Mom also wrote several sections on her life (mini-autobio) and my Dad and our family. My Dad passed away 4 years ago and as with most of us there are always all those questions we just never took the time to ask that she helps to answer.
My Mom is incredible. She is 84 and got a laptop 3 years ago and basically has gone from having to call us to figure how to literally turn it on to doing elaborate searches of databases. We knew she was heads down doing the family tree thing but never knew what she was completely up to.
I started reading some of it last night and found it hard to put down. It even had pictures I've never seen before!!
Thanks for letting me share my excitement about my gift. My family is truly a blessing.