My proposed theme for this week was books, so my idea was to go to the library and have her look at books while I photographed her. As I looked at the photo review on the back of my camera, I could see my idea was falling flat. There was no connection between her and the books, even though she loves to read.
Frustrated, but unwilling to give up, we wandered to the other side of the library where the light was better. There we encountered these old card catalog trays. Now, instead of holding information on books, they hold newspaper clippings of obituaries. Forgetting about my camera for a moment, I began to look for my grandparents' cards.
My daughter, a history major, quickly joined in the search. She never met any of her great-grandparents on my side, they had all passed away before she was born, so she was just as curious as I was about the information the cards held.