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Re: [S-R] Wisdom of the ancestors

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  • B A Kostelnik
    This, I like! Barb Kostelnik who is not quite ready to go back to working on the SISAK and KOSTELNIK ancestors of her husband.
    Message 1 of 4 , Jan 1, 2011
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      This, I like!

      Barb Kostelnik
      who is not quite ready to go back to working on the SISAK and
      KOSTELNIK ancestors of her husband.

      At 01:19 PM 1/1/2011, you wrote:
      >This comes from my haplogroup W website, courtesy of Mary Zucker.
      >This list of ancient French Canadian Resolutions has been around for
      >a LONG time.
      >
      >New Year Resolutions from our French Canadian Ancestors
      >
      >1. No man is truly well-educated unless he learns to spell his name at
      >least three different ways within the same document. I resolve to give
      >the appearance of being extremely well-educated in the coming year.
      >I will also be totally inconsistent in the use of my "dit" name.
      >
      >2. I resolve to see to it that all of my children will have the same given
      >names that my ancestors and cousins have used for six generations in a
      >row.
      >
      >3. My age is no one's business but my own. I hereby resolve to never
      >list the same age or birth year twice on any document.
      >
      >4. I resolve to have each of my children baptized in a different church or
      >in a different parish. Every third child will not be baptized at all or
      >will be baptized by an itinerant missionary who keeps no records.
      >
      >5. If a child should die, I will give the next child born the
      >same name.
      > Girls will all be named Marie. Marie-Josephe and
      > Joseph-Marie will be
      >good names for my children.
      >
      >6. I resolve that if my beloved wife Marie-Catherine should die, I will
      >marry another Marie-Catherine. I will see that she writes her
      >name Marie,
      >Marie-Catherine, Catherine, and Catherine-Marie in different documents.
      >
      >7. I will name all the children of my second marriage with the same names
      >as the children of my first marriage. Each Jean-Baptiste will thus have
      >several brothers and half-brothers as well as cousins and other relatives,
      >plus moi, named Jean-Baptiste, all with the same surname. Again, I will
      >see that they are inconsistent in the use of the "dit" name.)
      >
      >8. If I emigrate to the U.S. I resolve to move to a new town, new county,
      >or new state at least once every 10 years--just before those pesky census
      >enumerators come around asking silly questions.
      >
      >9. I will make every attempt to reside in counties and towns where no
      >vital records are maintained or where the courthouse burns down or
      >floods every
      >few years.
      >
      >10. I resolve to join an obscure religious cult that does not believe in
      >record keeping or in participating in military service.
      >
      >11. If a census enumerator does come to my door, I'll loan him my pen,
      >which has been dipped in rapidly fading blue ink. I will also
      >find that I can
      >only guess at my children's ages and even their names.
      >
      >12. I will not take pictures of the family. If I do, I will not identify
      >the people in the photos. If anyone does not know who the
      >people are, they
      >have no business nosing through the album.
      >
      >13. I resolve not to make a will. Who needs to spend money on a lawyer?
      >
      >
      >
      > This applies to all my Carpathian - Slovak, Polish, Unkrainian,
      > Jewish, Lemko -
      >ancestors in that mostly unrecorded, impenetrable old Hungarian Kingdom.
      >I am going blind reading old records, as well as slightly crazy for
      >all the above
      >mentioned reasons.
      >Carolyn
      >
      >Happy New Year to all, and may you find all the family that
      >surprises and delights you, as well as filling your family databases
      >to overflowing!
      >
      >
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    • JOHN MITRICSKA
      Isn t this the truth!!! [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Message 2 of 4 , Jan 2, 2011
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        Isn't this the truth!!!

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      • Frank R Plichta
        What s the truth??? _____ From: SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com [mailto:SLOVAK-ROOTS@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of JOHN MITRICSKA Sent: Sunday, January 02, 2011
        Message 3 of 4 , Jan 2, 2011
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          What's the truth???



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          Isn't this the truth!!!

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