So to save the map in a usable form, I had to get rid of the bleed-thru writing. Some of you undoubtedly have Photoshop or a similar program. I have The Gimp, an open source program which is similar to Photoshop. I am not an expert, but with my meager ability and knowledge, I had to "clone" clear white area over Uncle Ralph's handwriting. A very time consuming job, at least for me, that resulted in a decent looking copy of the map which indicated where my grandparents lived, and different farms where three of my aunts and an uncle were born. I gained a new perspective as to where this family lived in respect to the Mississippi River and the towns of Brainerd and Little Falls. Unfortunately, when I tried to upload the map into the post, I ran into trouble. I could not get it loaded so that it was viewable. However, I do have the map in my computer and I can insert it into the book when I get to that point..
|Colldubh coaxing me to come and play|
I did go to a workshop on Saturday and got my creative juices flowing, so tomorrow I will again sit down to my computer and begin my weekly writing commitment.
And such is the Sunday synopsis of January 9th. By the way, you all can wish my sis a very Happy Birthday as did we over the course of the last two days. Happy Birthday, Sis.