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Beatitudes Of A Family
Blessed are the great-grandmothers,
who hoarded newspaper clippings and old letters ...
For they tell the story of their time.
Blessed are all grandfathers who filed every legal document ...
For this provides proof.
Blessed are grandmothers who preserved
family Bibles and diaries ...
For this is our heritage.
Blessed are fathers who elect officials
that answer letters of inquiry ...
For some ... they are the only link to the past.
Blessed are mothers who relate family traditions and legends
to the family ...
For one of her children will surely remember.
Blessed are the relatives who fill in family sheets
with extra data ...
For them we owe the family history.
Blessed is any family whose members strive
for the preservation of records ...
For theirs is a labor of love.
Blessed are the children who never say ...
"Grandma, you have told that old story twice today."
Source: Prairieland Pioneer, Prairieland Genealogical Society,
Summer 1995 Edition
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