From: Lynda Andrew <vandrew(a)home.com>
To: NOVA-SCOTIA-L(a)rootsweb.com <NOVA-SCOTIA-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Monday, January 29, 2001 8:24 PM
Subject: [NS-L] A Genealogist's Poem
This was sent to another list that I am on. I thoroughly enjoyed it
how true this poem is for the serious genealogists.
Enjoy - Lynda
They think that I should wash and clean, and be a model wife.
> I tell them it's more interesting to study Grandpa's life.
> They simply do not understand why I hate to go to bed . . .
> I'd rather do two hundred years of research work instead.
> Why waste the time we have on earth just snoring and asleep?
> When we can learn of ancestors that sailed upon the deep?
> We have priests, Rabbis, lawmen, soldiers, more than just a few.
> And yes, there's many scoundrels, and a bootlegger or two.
> How can a person find this life an awful drudge or bore
> When we can peek into the lives of folks who came before?
> A hundred years from now of course, no one will ever know
> Whether I did laundry, but they'll see our Tree and glow . . .
> 'Cause their dear old granny left for them, for all posterity,
> Not clean hankies and the like, but a finished Family Tree.
> My home may be untidy, 'cause I've better things to do . . .
> Checking all the records to provide us with a clue.
> Old granny's pulling roots and branches out with frenzied glee,
> Her clothes ain't hanging out to dry: she's hung up on The Tree.
> by Mel Oshins
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