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  • Richard Garza
    Dear Listers, Ms. Lou Nelson was kind enough to send us the message below back in Jan. I thought it was worth re-posting as a reminder to all of us. Do take
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      Dear Listers,
              Ms. Lou Nelson was kind enough to send us the message below back in Jan. I thought it was worth re-posting as a reminder to all of us.  Do take the time to preserve your heritage, that to come and that past!
      Rick Garza
       
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Monday, January 31, 2000 2:02 PM
      Subject: The Box

      STRANGERS IN THE BOX

      Come, look with me inside this drawer
      in this box I've often seen,
      At the pictures, black and white,
      faces proud, still, serene.

      I wish I knew the people,
      these strangers in the box,
      Their names and all their memories,
      are lost among my socks.

      I wonder what their lives were like,
      how did they spend their days?
      What about their special times? 
      I'll never know their ways.

      If only someone had taken time
      to tell who, what, where, or when,
      These faces of my heritage
      would come to life again.

      Could this become the fate
      of the pictures we take today?
      The faces and the memories
      someday to be passed away?

      Make time to save your stories,
      seize the opportunity when it knocks,
      Or someday you and yours could be
      the strangers in the box.
                                 
      (Source unknown)
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