A Sad Day for Genealogists
I had too little time, and was too focused on learning more about one of my family's mysteries, to recall clearly anything beyond my triumph in solving one more bit of that mystery. Yet all I have learned of him today from those who did know him convinces me I wish I had met him, and had the chance to really talk with him.
Tonight, I recieved another e-mail. A body had been found. Although positive identification has not yet been made, the description matches that of Ryan Taylor. At this time, foul play is not suspected. I felt it would be disrespectful to his memory, and to all he has done for the genealogical community, to fail to note his passing.
I am sorry, I would much rather have had a less depressing subject for my next post. Yet some days are like this. Other days overflow with joy rather than sadness. I hope all of my loyal readers have known far more of the latter than the former, yet sooner or later the former days will come. Life goes on, but before you go on with your own life, please say a little prayer for Ryan Taylor and for his family and friends. And perhaps another that I may have occasion to write with a less heavy heart next time I post.