At the time that I posted my original story about my connection to Julia I had prepared a pedigree chart that illustrated how I was connected to her. Sometimes those connections get pretty complicated, so I make my own charts that show me the connections. It's pictured here:
Today I had a good idea....it happens once in awhile. I printed my post from March 2012, along with the chart and am going to keep those hard copies inside this book. Someday when my son goes through my possessions and starts discarding things, when he finds this book and sees the information I've added to it, he'll understand the special connection this book and the subject matter have to me.
I've purchased a few other books because ancestors or relatives were featured in them. My next project will be to add that "provenance" to those books so my son will know their significance in the future. I'm always looking ahead and trying to make things easier for him when he has to "dispose" of all my collections!