- 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 -----From: Lou NelsonTo: Richard GarzaSent: Monday, January 31, 2000 2:02 PMSubject: The BoxSTRANGERS IN THE BOX
Come, look with me inside this drawerin 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 timeto tell who, what, where, or when,
These faces of my heritagewould come to life again.
Could this become the fateof the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memoriessomeday to be passed away?
Make time to save your stories,seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could bethe strangers in the box.