We had a blast and it was so fun to share stories of the family and visit landmarks with my daughter and niece.
The activities we accomplished while we were there:
1) Community Stories 4) Tell Stories of the Past 2)If these Buildings Could Talk - While in NJ, my father and I shared stories of with the girls, both my mother's side and my father's side. Starting from when they came over to the United states, the wars they fought in and up thru the current members. It was so much fun and they had great questions. Just driving thru my hometown I was able to show my daughter where the family used to have farms and where their legacies still remain.
3) Visit the Oldest Cemetery - This may not be the absolute oldest cemetery in the town however it is definitely one of the oldest. I gave the girls the task of finding the oldest grave and off they went! We paid respect to both revolutionary war, civil war, and WWI soldiers in our family.
|Off searching for the oldest grave|
|Dubois Swezy - GAR - Civil War|
|Gilbert and Sarah Drew - Revolutionary War|
I had so much fun with my father and the girls. I can't wait to go back home to NJ to do more research and take more pictures. Thanks for sharing this experience with me!