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> ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS
> IS A NEW SURNAME
> Dear Santa; don't bring me new dishes
> I don't need a new kind of game.
> Genealogists have peculiar wishes
> For Christmas I just want a surname
> A new washing machine would be great,
> But it's not the desire of my life.
> I've just found an ancestor's birth date;
> What I need now is the name of his wife.
> My heart doesn't yearn for a ring
> That would put a real diamond to shame.
> What I want is a much cheaper thing;
> Please give me Mary's last name.
> To see my heart singing with joy,
> Don't bring me a real leather suitcase,
> Bring me a genealogist's toy;
> A surname with dates and place.
> Published October 2007
> Tama County [Iowa] Museum News
> Re-published: Wayne County [Iowa] Genie News, Nov 2008
> Happy Thanksgiving and a Joyous Christmas - Carroll
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