|I Blame Hepzibah|
No, she didn’t really reach out of her grave, grab me by the throat,
and call me a turkey for neglecting my amazing family heritage.
But the outcome is very much as if she had.
It’s quite a story. And my children and theirs and theirs really need to know it.
Maybe you’ll enjoy it, too, even if we’re not kin.
Since 1998, when I met Granny Hepzibah, I’ve invested a lot of time and love
in this effort to put selected highlights of our family history
where you and they will be able to find them. And I’m vastly grateful to you
who’ve helped with content and organizational improvements.
at “Chankly ”
Anno Domini 2020
Richard B. “Andy” Anderson
|CONTENTS and ORGANIZATION|
I’ve collected, borrowed, and composed this material over twenty years or so, visiting a number of places where our ancestors are remembered as founders and early settlers, assembling my own illustrated life history and documenting important people and places in our family history.
This account has come together in twenty-one sections; everything I’ve included resides in one section or another. Each section can stand alone as a hypertext treatment of its topic in words and images.
My personal history, entitled “Such A Life,” occupies the largest Section.
|It’s all linked together as hypertext: as a surname, place, or occasion gets mentioned, you can often jump to related material with a click.|
|Significant people, places, and story elements appear throughout the collection, and I’ve tried to pull them together in indexes, so that you can follow stories of interest across section boundaries.|
|It has seemed that every question my research answers raises three new questions, often equally fascinating, and I clearly won’t live to see the process converge and the endeavor complete. A most frustrating thought, were I not confident that you will find, in good time, the contagion as fascinating as I have, ever since Granny Hepzibah shook me up and infected me. I’ve scattered throughout this account little green notations that suggest avenues for further research.|