To All My WordPress Friends and Followers: As you’ve noticed, my output has slowed down these past few months. My commeting and participation in discussion at other family history blogs has also fallen off. This is not due to a lack of interest on my part or a lack of interesting material at the blogs I follow.
I have been in a tiring and prolonged process of moving out of the building where I currently live. The people and events around me have been intrusive and disruptive causing the need for increased rest and quiet time.
All this is going to change in three weeks when I move into a beautiful new apartment in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. It is really true that those who love and care about us will reach out even when there have been years of separation and no contact. In a way I have my Mom to thank for this since it was through the family history project that I reconnected with the relative in whose house I will be living. It is a beautiful turn of the 20th century brownstone that has been restored to the beauty and simplicity of the era in which it was built. I am looking forward to setting up my new apartment and resuming the research and blogging after that.
There will be many new postings so please stay tuned. The first will be an update on the Jacobs and Frank families featuring photos and highlights of accomplishments in the family. This will be followed by a series of postings with updates on the Torregrossa family provided by the granddaughter of Rosario and Liboria Torregrossa. These will be especially lively since they will be presented in the formats of the emails and phone converations that we had. The flow of communications was so good I decided to post the exchanges as they happened. This permits you to focus on the specific topics. When the series is completed there is will be an even greater sense of the big picture in progress as the actions of our Torregrossa ancestors continue down into the present.
I wish everyone a great Labor Day Weekend. See you in the Fall.