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POEMS AND THIS N'THAT
If you have any poems or favorite sayings - please send them in!


My great-grandma told my grandma the part she lived through that my grandma didn't; and my grandma told my mama what they both lived through and my mama told me what they all lived through and we're supposed to pass it down like that from generation to generation; so we never forget!


Whoever said "Seek and ye shall find" was not a genealogist  !



More Wise Words
Character Is a Victory - Not a Gift.

Grandchildren are the renewal of life, a little bit of us going on into the future.
Helene Burnhart




Requiem (For Scotland)

Under the wide and starry sky
Dig the grave and let me lie;
Glad did I live and gladly die,
And I laid me down with a will.

This be the verse you grave for me;
Here he lies where he long'd to be;
Home is the sailor, home from the sea,
And the hunter home from the hill.

Robert Louis Stevenson, 1850-1894


From 3 Centuries In Champlain Valley,
And many loyal hearts and true,
Who sailed across the ocean blue,
Who came its mysteries to explore,
Sleep now along its rocky shore:
Unmarked their graves - unknown the spot
Yet not by kindly Heaven forgot.
Marion Stetson Palmer, Champlain, NY, 1837


 

YOUR NAME

   You got from your father           
It was all he had to give
So it's yours to use and cherish
for as long as you live.

If you lose the watch he gave you
It can always be replaced
But a black mark on your name, Son,
Can never be erased.

It was clean the day you took it
And a worthy name to bear
When he got it from his father
There was no dishonor there.

So make sure you guard it wisely,
After all is said and done
You'll be glad the name is spotless
When you give it to your son

.
           Edgar Albert Guest (1881-1959)


Proverbs and Wisdom

From a little spark may burst a mighty flame. . . . . . . . .Dante


A long life may not be good enough, but a good life is long enough. . . . Anonymous



A Little More Wisdom


The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. . . . . Emerson


Make thyself a sheep and the wolf is ready. . . . . . . .
Russian Proverb

 



Here Are Some Common Words Used in Our Ancestors' Era-- Did you know what they meant????

Consort - A companion or associate; a husband or wife mate.

Apoplexy - Sudden loss or dimunition of sensation of the power of voluntary motion; stroke or paralysis.

Relict - A widower, widow or persisting in a physical area from an earlier period.