In my copy of Grace Plott and James Iverson Plott’s, “History of Plott Relatives” book, Grace wrote the final page, which is a directive to us. I acknowledge and credit Grace Carmen Plott in full for the following.
I here unto appoint each of you as the beneficiaries of this general record of the Plott family, from 1734, to be handed down by you from generation to generation as to their willingness and fitness to carry out the intent and purpose of this instrument. To you the names and addresses as shown above, will keep in touch with each other and give such information to each other as to marriages, births, and deaths. Each of you being set apart to this, and which rests the responsibility is based on my confidence in your willingness. When post office address is changed, give each other notice.
(By Grace Plott)
Well, Grace did not live long enough to see the evolution of modern phones, electric typewriters, microfilm, microfilm viewers, word processors, computers, cell phones, smart phones, Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.com, emails, text messaging, Facebook, etc. For us to consider, swapping mailing addresses is virtually antiquated and unrealistic. However, her sentiment for us to “keep in touch with each other” is not unrealistic if we use modern means. With our modern and future technology, each of us can willfully make an effort to keep in touch.