March 15 — Write a six-word memoir tribute to one of your female ancestors.
Alta May (Day) Dillman: Mother, grandmother. Encouraged this family historian.
Alta was, of course, my paternal grandmother, and the one who by far did the most to encourage me to continue her work on the family history. She handed me her research near the end of her life. She took endless pictures throughout her life, arranged and labeled them in photo albums, and then used those albums to write her own memoirs, which she left for the family. If any one of those pieces were missing, my progress and continuation as a family historian would be in doubt. I am standing on the shoulders of a giant. I only wish she was still here to see what I've found.