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    ... From: Linda M. Baker-Mitchell To: Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2002 10:18 AM Subject: A Genealogists Christmas
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 22, 2002
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Linda M. Baker-Mitchell" <oomi1@...>
      To: <CORBIN-L@...>
      Sent: Saturday, December 21, 2002 10:18 AM
      Subject: A Genealogists Christmas Eve

      > by Sandra Devlin
      > 'Twas the night before Christmas and inside my house Little
      > was stirring, except my computer mouse. Our descendants were nestled all
      > snug in their beds, While visions of ancestors danced in their heads.
      > So I at my laptop, near trusty old printer Put the finishing
      > touches to the project of winter, The gift I had promised for under the
      > tree A product of love, the family genealogy. My table with
      > clutter galore was aspread with pedigree charts of the living and dead;
      > old yellowed photos, letters of yore, wills and diaries chronicling days
      > from before. While others bought gifts at Wall-Mart or
      > Sears, I'd spent my time searching birth dates and years. No need for
      > ribbons or fancy gift wrappings, This gift had a way of transcending the
      > trappings. While surveying the charts with one final proof,
      > I must have missed the sound on the roof. For what to my wondering eyes
      > did appear, But the jolly old elf, replete in his gear.
      > Searching my face, old Santa could sense My Christmas spirit
      > was extremely intense. He spied my research on the table spread out, "A
      > genealogist!" he exclaimed, "that removes any doubt." As I
      > climbed up the stairs feeling quite in the pink, I looked back at Santa
      > and shared a sly wink. For he and I know that the gift of oneself, Beats
      > anything bought from a department store shelf.
      > >>>>>>From the Marshall County WV List Merry Christmas to all.
      > Enjoy!
      > Linda M. <<<<<<<<

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