Searching for my female ancestors has been especially rewarding. Whether it’s my direct maternal line, or an entirely new branch, finding those elusive women has been challenging and fun. I have tremendous respect for the women who came before me, many of whom lost children along the way. Today is the perfect opportunity to honor those mothers, grandmothers, great grandmothers, and so on, who came before us, as well as those moms who are missing their children. Happy Mother’s Day to you all.
Diane Judith Orchard 18 August 1937 – 7 March 1990