At the cajoling and the encouraging comments from siblings, I have been working on my story. However, I have come to the conclusion that certain parts of "my" story have already been masterfully written, because they are, after all, "our" story... So - here is my proposal. I would like to "borrow" such pieces of writing from Louise's, Dwight's and Elizabeth's stories, that include anything of historical value, such as Louise's writing that includes dates and places on grandparents, Dwight's writing about the early days in Penrose, as well as Elizabeth's accounts of various events. While I realize we all see things just a little differently, things like the genealogical history, when the move to Penrose was made and why, etc., are really only one story. Besides if I copy from your stories, then we won't have conflicting information floating around. Doesn't this sound logical?
Now, I realize this sounds as though I am being lazy, however, I think it is making good use of what has already been done. What would Mother say? Do we need to reinvent the wheel? I will happily give credit repeatedly, when each of you are quoted, and will also, happily, embellish any credentials you would like to have applied.
Seriously, please let me know what you think. Hopefully, you will all say this is a WONDERFUL idea.