My plan is to tell stories about my family ancestors on this blog. My family surnames include Edwards, Routh, Smith, Lipe, Batchellor, and a few more that I will be adding later. Genealogy has been a big part of my life for the past fifteen years, and although I am close to 79 years old, I hope to be doing it for at least another fifteen! My mother lived to be 93, and my paternal grandfather to age 99, so my hopes are not unreasonable. They both lived with hard times and survived the depression. More on this later.