|Last weekend I was exploring the valuable
resources of the Maryland Historical Society
Library and I found some exciting articles from
the early 1900's by J. Hall Pleasants in the
Virginia Historical Magazine. They were about a
number of my own Gorsuch and Lovelace ancestors,
and they made me smile. It seems I always smile
when I find recorded history about my own
I wonder if J. Hall Pleasants ever
realized that what he was doing would deliver
smiles to people a century into the future?
Later that weekend, I was watching several of
the tribute programs showcasing the life and
accomplishments of Peanuts creator Charles
"Sparky" Schultz. If there were a way
to count them, it is quite probable that he would
hold the record for delivering the most smiles.
How many centuries from now will Sparky still be
delivering smiles to people?
As I peck away at my keyboard on this
mountainside in the middle of the Pacific Ocean,
it's nice to think that maybe something that I
entered into the A&E Family Forest today
might deliver a smile to someone's face centuries