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venusblue (#46541949)
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Genealogy Girl
Genealogist's Christmas Eve
'Twas the night before Christmas
When all through the house
Not a creature was stirring,
Not even my spouse.

The dining room table with clutter was spread
With pedigree charts and with letters which said...
"Too bad about the data for which you wrote;
Sank in a storm on an ill-fated boat."

Stacks of old copies of wills and such
Were proof that my work had become too much.
Our children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugarplums danced in their heads.

And I at my table was ready to drop
From work on my album with photos to crop.
Christmas was here, and such was my lot
That presents and goodies and toys I'd forgot.

Had I not been busy with grandparents' wills,
I'd not have forgotten to shop for such thrills,
While others bought gifts to bring Christmas cheers,
I'd spent time researching those birth dates and years.

While I was thus musing about my sad plight,
A strange noise on the lawn gave me such a great fright.
Away to the window I flew in a flash,
Tore open the drapes and yanked up the sash.

When what with my wondering eyes should appear,
But an overstuffed sleigh and eight small reindeer.
Up to the house top the reindeer they flew,
With a sleigh full of toys and 'ole Santa Claus, too.

And then in a twinkle, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of thirty-two hoofs.
As I drew in my head, and bumped it on the sash,
Down the cold chimney fell Santa--KER-RASH!

"Dear" Santa had come from the roof in a wreck,
And tracked soot on the carpet, (I could wring his short neck!)
Spotting my face, good 'ole Santa could see
I had no Christmas spirit you'd have to agree.

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work
And filled all the stockings, (I felt like a jerk).
Here was Santa, who'd brought us such gladness and joy:
When I'd been too busy for even one toy.

He spied my research on the table all spread
"A genealogist!" He cried! (My face was all red!)
"Tonight I've met many like you," Santa grinned,
As he pulled from his sack a large book he had penned.

I gazed with amusement--the cover it read
Genealogy Lines for Which You Have Plead.
"I know what it's like as a genealogy bug."
He said as he gave me a great Santa hug.

"While the elves make the sleighful of toys I now carry,
I do some research in the North Pole Library!
A special treat I am thus able to bring,
To genealogy folk who can't find a thing."

"Now off you go to your bed for a rest,
I'll clean up the house from this genealogy mess."
As I climbed up the stairs full of gladness and glee,
I looked back at Santa who'd brought much to me.

While settling in bed, I heard Santa's clear whistle,
To his team, which then rose like the down of a thistle.
And I heard him exclaim as he flew out of sight,
"Family history is Fun! Merry Christmas! Goodnight!"

Added by Genealogy Girl on Dec 25, 2009 12:54 AM

Beautiful Savior Is My Lord Jesus Christ
Virtual Cemeteries
I visited some of your virtual cemeteries. I was wondering if you could add my friend's Memorial #40045812 to the murder victims virtual cemetery you created. Andrea Plaza was a wonderful person, murdered by her husband. Thank you.

Rose


Added by Beautiful Savior Is My Lo... on Dec 19, 2009 11:03 PM

Laura (Matten-Johnson) Segrin
Natalie Perry Smead
I uploaded a photo of one of the most beautiful headstones I think I've ever seen. I also took a close up of the engraved picture on it. I didn't upload that because you already had a photo of her; but I will be happy to if you'd like, just let me know. Also, my computer isn't sophisticated enough to be able to read the inscription on the right (and I cut a portion of it off when I took the close up pic); I got it all except for one word. If you open the photo, you'll see the inscriptions.

Added by Laura (Matten-Johnson) Se... on Oct 16, 2009 5:22 PM

P.K. Magruder
Fiona Kane Picture
Let me know if you would like the top photo deleted. It isn't the best picture of the marker but I just liked the way the sunlight was shining down on her particular marker.

Added by P.K. Magruder on Oct 02, 2009 7:46 PM

Kristina Miller
Thank you
I just wanted to thank you for putting my aunt, Hiedi Michelle Gilson, on this site. It is very much appreciated.
Thanks,
Kristina Miller

Added by Kristina Miller on Aug 28, 2009 10:59 AM

Jenny Brown
Andrew Kendell, Forest Hill Union Cemetery, Piqua, OH
I found the plot 7-70 but I do not believe that Andrew has a stone. In this plot were Julia V. Kendell, Susan Kendell, and William H. Kendell. I added Julia and posted a picture. I also put a picture of William on his memorial. Let me know if you need anything else!

Added by Jenny Brown on Jul 28, 2009 3:13 PM

Ruth M. Brown
Katie Spitzer
Just wanted to thank you for transferring the memorial of Katie Spitzer to me. I appreciate it so much.

Blessings,

Ruth Brown

Added by Ruth M. Brown on Jul 27, 2009 11:15 AM

Bill E. Doman
Blurry Photo
Hi:
Please refer to the 4th paragraph in my Bio. and/or click on image for full size. Sorry we have to do this, but it will solve the problem for you. Have a good day.
Bill Doman

Added by Bill E. Doman on Jul 23, 2009 9:23 AM

Marianne
Thank you
Thank you for the information on the Kendall Family.

Added by Marianne on Apr 17, 2009 10:29 AM

Mackie
Abel Blood
Would you happen to have a larger (preferably 800 pixel) photo of his gravestone? What does the epitath say? It just seems like there'd be more information on this one.

Mackie

Added by Mackie on Mar 26, 2009 11:50 AM

Moore
Brittany Marie Paton
Found this :
http://www.theeternalportal.com/tributes/brittany-paton/

Added by Moore on Feb 09, 2009 2:07 AM

Brenda Hoss
Morgan Branch Free Baptist Cemetery
Good shot of the cemetery. My parents and grandparents are interred underneath the tree. I grew up across the road from the church. The name of this cemetery is actually the Richardson Cemetery which is located behind the Morgan Branch Freewill Baptist Church. (Find A Grave: Richardson Cemetery--Morgan Branch Road, Shell Creek)

This is a big cemetery which is nearly full. It is very difficult to care for as folks cover the graves with silk and artifical flowers. My brother tries to make sure the front side where are relatives are interred is kept looking nice during the summer months.

Thanks!
Brenda

Added by Brenda Hoss on Jan 07, 2009 3:22 PM

christi
Rae Cline
HI noticed you made a grave finder for rae Cline. Thank you so much. I just want to let you know she is no longer burried at the cementary she is now burried at a family cementary located at their home.


Christi

Added by christi on Dec 24, 2008 7:27 PM

Researcher
Mary Bregovy
Thank you VenusBlue for transferring Mary Bregovy's memorial!!!

Added by Researcher on Dec 17, 2008 6:48 AM

marilyn jean wilson
inez demoss
this may be my great fathers sister.she just kind of disappeared do not know how she would have got to that state!mjwilson41@yahoo.com.if this is the right one she was born in indiana my phone is 812 988 8284 thanks marilyn

Added by marilyn jean wilson on Aug 29, 2008 2:47 PM

Debbie Kearns
Dorothy Marie Harvey's grave
I found the birth and death dates on Dorothy Marie Harvey's grave. It says that she was born on February 4, 1920, and died on June 1, 1931. Can you update her memorial page, please?

Added by Debbie Kearns on Jul 19, 2008 6:53 PM

Sami
Olivia Aull
I just wanted to thank you for posting a record for Olivia Aull. I know it was almost a year that you posted it, but I finally made myself look at pictures of her and... well.. thank you!

Added by Sami on Jun 16, 2008 2:28 PM

Gravediggin (for info)
Cary Mattox
I went to Blufton and took pics today. I will upload them later tonight. Is that a relative? She was so young. I had twin boys born the same year. How far away are you.

Bobby

Added by Gravediggin (for info) on Feb 19, 2008 6:03 PM

Crimson Eric
Hey
Love the virtual Cemeteries u put together

Added by Crimson Eric on Jan 09, 2008 12:33 PM

Shanna Nicole (inactive)
Happy Holidays!
Hi :)

~Just stopping by to wish you Happy Holidays and a wonderful New Year!~

Added by Shanna Nicole (inactive) on Dec 12, 2007 9:56 PM

Sabrina Nelson
Holiday Greetings!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Added by Sabrina Nelson on Dec 11, 2007 6:45 PM

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