In honor of International Women’s Day
Raised by the women who are stronger than you know
A patchwork quilt of memory only women could have sewn
The threads were stitched by family hands, protected from the moth
By your mother and her mother, the weavers of your cloth.
— Mary Chapin Carpenter, Family Hands
Yesterday was International Women’s Day — a day to celebrate the achievements of women around the world.
And in recognition of that day (a little late since the Forensic Genealogy Institute in San Antonio is taking a lot of time…), The Legal Genealogist celebrates the women in her direct maternal line.