About the Author
Author, Mark Askew, family man, craftsman and nature lover raised in a good mix of connecticut culture seeks to promote and strengthen the most basic and essential unit of society through genealogical discovery. Regarding the inspiration to write this particular book Mark says, "I've been married for over 30 years and have recieved four of the greatest rewards from this union. My sons, daughter-in-law and granddaughter. I did not know such a joy existed. With so many opting not to marry, I wanted to do something that promotes the value of our most precious resource, the fully committed family. Nothing comes close to the deep impressions committed family life makes on our hearts and minds." Why this focus on commitment? Mark continues, "Deliberately choosing one another bespeaks validation, love and approval. Learning to value family matures us and can thereby help us value life itself. It helps us put things in perspective, humbles us and with some guidance gives us an understanding of our core being no other experience can."