It’s New Year’s Eve. Whether you have plans for a big night out on the town, or a quiet repose in a more secluded getaway, you will likely give thought to those in your acquaintance who shared with you some aspect of the past year.
Whether 2013 was a good year for you or not—in my case, I’d say it was a year I hope never to repeat—you can quickly think of those who made the year a bit brighter, more encouraging, or even delightful. Of course, part of sharing the cheer of the New Year is to pass along your gratitude to those others for the role they have played in making it so.
For my part, I wish to express my gratefulness to each of you for reading along, sharing your comments and observations—and, in some cases, a lingering visit over a good cup of coffee—and keeping me company on my genealogical research journey this past year. A blog isn’t really a blog without a conversation, and you have kept the conversation going.