Re: [genpcncfir] Digest Number 1412
- Dear Mary, I would not be surprised to find myself
related to your Dixon line. I was in school at
Winterville Elementary with some Bass children. Good
for you for your interest in your family history. It
would be a dull world indeed if everyone were perfect.
As my son said to me at the age of 5 when we were
discussing Dynasty, "Mama, let's face it. Good people
just aren't interesting. J.R. is interesting. It's
easy to write a good story about interesting people
like J.R., but it's hard to write about someone good
like Jesus!" I could not help laughing at him, but at
the same time I agreed: "Yes, Morgan, I know. John
Milton said the same thing about Paradise Lost. Many
readers criticized him because Satan, like J.R., was
more interesting and came across as the real hero of
the piece!" Take dear George Washington, for example.
Most of us as children, I believe, enjoyed the story
of the cherry tree, but it certainly is easier to
relate to the young pre-Revolutionary George
Washington, insecure younger son of a distinguished
family seeking out his own niche in life. Later, Carol
--- mary robinson <robereed@...> wrote:
> Yes, indeed, I would love to read anything about the_______________________________
> Bass family. Our family is related to the outlaw
> Bass family through my great-grandmother Sarah Jane
> Bass. She married a Dixon and my grand-mother was
> Mamie Esther Dixon Reed. Our family settled in
> Arkansas coming in a wagon train from around
> Carrabus County, NC in the early 1800's.
> Mary Reed Robinson
> New Mexico
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