Here we are at the halfway mark for 2021. I’ve certainly produced a lot of content and synthesized thirty years of genealogical research in ways I wouldn’t think possible. Not everything I’ve drafted will warrant a full-length essay. And that’s okay. I just wrote a vignette about my maternal grandmother. I don’t think it has the pull to be a full-length essay, but then I’d penned an essay about her and her sister that also includes my twin and me.
I’m hoping to get to United Hebrew Cemetery on Staten Island at some point over the summer and take photos of my great-grandparents’ graves.
I only have a couple of writing sessions this week as I try to carve out more time to work on my Holocaustkidlit database to delve back into my PhD dissertation. Maybe I’ll give some thought to how I might want to organize these essays and snapshots. I also need to get more information on my maternal grandmother from older siblings and cousins.