Today, I got a wonderful gift from my uncle. I went to see him and catch him up on my genealogy of our family. He let me copy the genealogy pages out of my Great Grandpa's Bible. I took photos, touching the pages gently. I felt as if I should have on white gloves like they do in a museum. He had not thought to show me the Bible figuring I had got all the information from a cousin who, I guess, had seen it years ago. But, some of the dates I had were wrong, so it was neat to get them correct.
This uncle is only about 7 years older than I am. I have another one who is a year or so younger than he is. My mother had 12 siblings who grew up with her. There were wo more, but they died young.