Deuteronomy 32:7Remember the days of old; consider the years of many generations; ask your father, and he will show you, your elders, and they will tell you.
"Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes, our ancestors. It is the democracy of the dead. Tradition refuses to submit to the small and arrogant oligarchy of those who merely happen to be walking about."
— G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
Monthly Archives: September 2011
I’d preceded my visit to Sioux County, Iowa, with a few phone calls to locals in hopes of finding a handmade pipe organ said to have been built by a Vander Maten ancestor who immigrated from the Netherlands. Armed with … Continue reading
I recently spent a lot of time wandering through Iowa cemeteries looking for the grave markers of deceased ancestors. Sometimes cooperative relatives, friends, or random strangers helped and accompanied me. Sometimes I wandered alone. Drizzle, breeziness, or sunshine, I frequently … Continue reading