Although it is now Week 31 of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks writing challenge, I am skipping both this week’s writing prompt (Large) and next week’s prompt (Small). Instead, I will be blogging about last week’s challenge, The Old Country. (Yeah, time just got away from me… again. SMH!)
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It is Week 8 in the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks’ writing challenge. This week’s theme is Prosperity. Prosperity usually means a successful, flourishing, or thriving condition, particularly in financial respects. This word derives from the Middle English word prosperite, borrowed from the same Old French word which came from the Latin word prosperus, meaning favorable or fortunate, as in luck.
When I first saw this writing prompt, I immediately thought of the many wealthy ancestors found throughout our families’ trees, specifically in my Cole-Marriner and Watts-Stark lines. Although I have written about several of these ancestors in past posts, a part of me wanted to write about someone not so wealthy and much less famous. So, I thought a bit outside the box. Instead of people who were wealthy or successful by nature, what if I focus on someone whose surname IS this week’s theme?
In life’s travels, we often take side trips. Some side trips prove to be integral aspects of our life’s journey, as in higher education, career choices, marriage, and having children. Others prove to be enlightening and exciting diversions.
In this series, Passport to the World, I will revisit some of my life’s travels. My travels have helped me discover unknown aspects of myself and have demanded that I challenge my self-imposed boundaries and limits. Because of my travels, I am learning to walk beyond who I am and embrace change.
My first stop in the series was France. The next stop is Italy.
In genealogical research, some lines prove more difficult to trace. In our ancestral trees, one of these lines has been the Caimi family.
My research has uncovered many historical people and locations that bear the Caimi name. However, I have not yet found the links that might possibly connect us to one or more of these faces or places (if any connections do exist.)
Of course, I will keep trying to scale those genealogical brick walls and find those missing pieces to our families’ history. Until then, I would like to highlight some of these famous Caimi forebearers. Perhaps through researching their stories, I might be able to uncover some Caimi kindred connections…