I went to the family history center today. At first, they thought I was a novice at family history, though I am not at all. The man realized it after I had my own website on family history.
I looked through the books they had on file for anything on a Condie and Thackeray, and I actually was pleased and happy to find ONE reference that could be Helene Condie Thackeray. It had a quote by her as a relief society president.
In other news, I went to the film index and found . . . (drum roll) . . . a journal of Gibson Condie. The Gibson Condie who also happens to be President Monson’s great-grandfather and was mentioned in General Conference, I think. Which means we are related to President Monson! In a distant sort of way. Gibson Condie is Helen’s brother, and I don’t know if it contains any specific mention of her, really, but it could be useful.
For the first time in my life, I used microfilm. I loved it. In fact, I love anything hold, especially old documents. So scrolling through the pages and pages of neat handwriting written in the late 1800s and early 1900s was pretty awesome. I want to do it again.
I’ll try to go through the journal more detail, and maybe get at least part of it on my computer to see if there is information we can use.
In other news, my work is now less one secretary because one of the secretaries left. So I got her job, basically. Now I am the secretary for three attorneys, and do lots of work for a fourth. It means I am very busy and have tons to do. Sometimes I have to remember to keep a smile on my face, because in all the work, it can fade. But even though I was buried in work and phone calls today, I was happy. I like all four attorneys I work for a lot, so it isn’t a problem.
The day has been full. I would call you, but my phone isn’t working. Maybe I’ll switch phones and try again . . .
Sincerely and/or Very Truly Yours (those are the two most common phrases I use for letters at work),