Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Sepia Saturday Week 16

It is a bit like when you first get married - multiplied by a factor of thirty-odd! I well remember the mixture of joy and slight bewilderment as I was suddenly faced with a whole new family tree with its complex stories and strange inter-relationships. It takes time before you realise that Auntie R was the sister of Auntie M whose daughter used to be married to David B and not David J who is from a different part of the family altogether. Well, with Sepia Saturday you have a whole forest of family trees to delight in and I, for one, am loving the process of discovering each and every branch. Take Barry, for example, who is introducing us to his family via a splendid sepia family portrait taken in 1890. Each week he takes one of the members of this family group and tells their story - and what wonderful stories they are. Other people have a more haphazard approach to Sepia Saturday, jumping from branch to branch and tree to tree like a genealogical spider monkey. The beauty of Sepia Saturday is that whatever approach you take is fine : the enjoyment is just as much in the variety of approaches as in the subject matter itself.

Sepia Saturday 16 will be on Saturday 20th March 2010. Over the last few weeks it has become apparent that many participants are signing up to the list after they have posted and this enables them to include a link direct to the post rather than the the generic blog. I must confess - as a leisured reader of Sepia Saturday posts over a number of days - I find this approach very useful. Perhaps people can leave comments as to which they prefer before we issue guidance. But even if we issue guidance, that's all it will be : there are enough rules in life without Sepia Saturday adding to the stock.


11 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

I am not sharp about signing up ahead of time. I know how to put my post for the time on there, but if I sign up ahead of time I end up having my name on there twice. Can you tell me how to sign up ahead of time and then again to take you directly to the SS post. I like that better. Thanks for hosting this and your guidance.
QMM

The Silver Fox said...

I think I'll start waiting to sign up, too, Alan. That way I can provide the link for the exact post. Thanks for the tip.

Barry said...

Hey, my peeps are famous. Look at them all scowling out at the world from their family portrait up there! Thanks Alan.

Poetikat said...

It makes sense also when you do it after you've posted, especially when (like me) you find you can't do it after all.
This week, I will link up when the post is complete.
Nice little post, Alan and yes, Barry's family is fascinating, as are so many of the stories that are evolving from week to week.

Kat

Liza said...

I agree with Kat!

mouse (aka kimy) said...

guess i'll wait until i get my post up - be back tomorrow - for now i'm outta here

Christine H. said...

I think it makes sense to wait until you have the post up.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

It's fine with me to post as I post my own Sepia; sometimes I may not make the deadline....as you said, enough rules in life...we are all for simple hre!

Rhonda in OK said...

Hi Kat,
I missed last week as I was in TX but am happy to be home and able to participate this week.
It's your blog, YOU make the rules and I will follow however you choose

Leah said...

I linked, this time, directly to my post. Just trying it out! Not sure yet my preference, but I'll go with the flow... : )

FireLight said...

I am dragging behind today, but I have managed to join in ... finally! Now, I plan to spend a quiet hour here and have a look around! I really enjoy this project!