Sunday, December 09, 2007

Dear Santa

Dear Santa,

Don't bring me new dishes;
I don't need a new kind of game.
Genealogists have peculiar wishes;
For Christmas I just want a surname.
A new washing machine would be great,
But it isn't the desire of my life.
I've just found an ancestor's birth date;
Now I just need the name of his wife.
My heart doesn't yearn for a ring;
That would put a real diamond to shame.
What I want is a much cheaper thing;
Please give me Martha's last name.
To see my heart singing with joy;
Don't bring me a red leather suitcase.
Bring me a genealogist' s toy;
A surname, with dates and a place.

- Author Unknown

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