In 1991 while sitting at my desk working on yet another latest project, I found myself typing what was going on with me that day. The next day I did this again and then again. I had absolutely no notion of writing a book; I was just playing with the idea of creating a daily journal. Keeping a journal, as I had learned, is very therapeutic and so I continued off and on with this journal fashion until about 2006. It was then that I began changing the format into separate sections or chapters based on my age as well as the subject at hand. People would often ask me about my writing, to which I always replied that I really still had no idea where this was going, if anywhere at all. However, I continued to keep up my journal here and there until the fateful day that my ex-wife and still very good friend, passed away. It was then that I seriously began to think about my mortality. Also at this time, my son informed me that he and his wife would not be having children. It was then that I began to feel a sense of responsibility to pass on my knowledge of growing up during a magical time and the knowledge of this branch of the family, which will shortly die. I can only hope that someone will find this interesting. It would even better if another branch of this family would pick this up, so that we would not all be forgotten in time.
I want to thank the following people for all of their work helping me to research my families as well as simply providing information and guidance.
Richard D. Brewer who is the author of
“OUR BREWER FAMILY ROOTS Volume I: The First Four Generations 1632-1812”, which can be found on the Internet at the following URL.
Chris Chester, co-founder of the Brewer DNA project, which is on the Internet at the following URL:
Jack Austin, Mel Birnkrant, Ann Burns , David Columbo, Clark Hooper, Carol Reichert, Peg Clark-Walker, and last, but not least my loving wife Linda.