[Breadcrumbs is a series on the Marian's Roots & Rambles blog that looks at ways to leave tangible breadcrumbs behind for your future descendants to find.]
Next time you receive a flyer to support a fundraiser for a local charity, take a second look. A park in my town was raising money for improvements. They decided to sell engraved bricks to raise funds. The donors could have whatever they wanted put on the bricks. I chose a very simple "The Pierre-Louis Family."
Wouldn't it be fun if generations from now my descendants discovered where I lived in census records or city directories and then decided to take a ride and visit the town? If they happen to stop in the park they will find our family legacy.
It's fun and feels good to know that I am helping the park where my children play right now and that I'm also getting something back in return - a little monument to the future.
The next time you get a chance to buy a brick for a fundraiser - do it! Leave a legacy behind etched in stone.