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peace,*~scarlet begonias~* (#46808914)
 member for 9 years, 5 months, 14 days
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 9:16 AM

curtis taylor
Happy Belated mothers day to a special mother

Added by curtis taylor on May 13, 2009 7:31 PM

Seasons Greetings!

Added by Soupbone on Dec 26, 2008 5:44 AM

merry christmas...
to you scarlet,and your family.
god bless..
your friend,

Added by johnboy on Dec 17, 2008 11:43 AM

Hello Scarlet,
It was my honor to do so. Take care and God Bless you and your family.

Added by gabbybug on Oct 11, 2008 4:47 PM

hi scarlet..
thanks for your lovely message..
call buy anytime, your friend

Added by johnboy on Oct 10, 2008 9:25 AM

angelica lozano
thank you for leaving flowers for relatives i never knew

Added by angelica lozano on Oct 08, 2008 8:13 PM

Floral Designer
For leaving flowers to my parents and my grandparents, who I never new, Boy that was a totally surprised, to see a different name but mine. :O) thanks again.

Added by Floral Designer on Oct 04, 2008 6:45 AM

Re: Robyn Denicola
Glad to be able to help.

Added by NJ42 on Sep 23, 2008 8:54 PM

Floral Designer
photo request is filled
please request the others here and I will add the photo.

Added by Floral Designer on Sep 08, 2008 7:52 AM

Floral Designer
thanks for info @ St . Joseph,
request the others with that name ok and I will check them all for you ok.

Added by Floral Designer on Sep 05, 2008 9:33 AM

Floral Designer
your photo request for st joseph
First off,is this Elizabeth Right last name? U said something like buried with the marco/rosina. U must have the right spelling, per office books, otherwise they will not look it up for me. on marco, need year of death, and the same for rosina, incase of a problem and then they can cross reference it . please get back to me, It's about 20 min north of me.

Added by Floral Designer on Sep 04, 2008 5:55 PM

Floral Designer
just request a photo, and I will drive up there for you ok. thanks for all your notes to my family and friends.

PS Know one allowed on harts island, unless with a birth cert. of the family member. This is the update now. Sept 08

Added by Floral Designer on Sep 04, 2008 11:13 AM

Floral Designer
potters field
u can not get on the island at all. just found out you need the birth cert/death cert. to even get permission in the fall to go on that island. they are fighting about it in court as on now.

Added by Floral Designer on Aug 08, 2008 7:15 AM

Floral Designer
thank you
for your note to Tai. If u put in a photo request for st joseph, i will get a photo for ure memorials , next time I'm up there.

Added by Floral Designer on Aug 08, 2008 7:13 AM

hi scarlet your welcome take care,
your friend johnboy....

Added by johnboy on Aug 08, 2008 4:52 AM

Genealogy Girl
Thank you
I just wanted to stop by and say Thank you for leaving flowers for my daughter, Jennifer Nicole Goodwin, your kindness is much appreciated.


Added by Genealogy Girl on Jul 28, 2008 4:30 AM

Floral Designer
potter field harts island Bx Ny
you are not allowed on the island at all, all graves are # with others in the them

Added by Floral Designer on Apr 22, 2008 7:19 AM

White Light
Thank you.

Thank you for visiting little Jayci Yaeger's memorial and leaving a nice flower and note for her. Come back as often as you can. ~ Hugs, Pat.

Added by White Light on Apr 09, 2008 9:39 PM

I love your Potters field memorial page.Those little darling's deserved better...Stay well...

Added by vlang on Apr 09, 2008 12:57 PM


Added by LOVE & HUGS~ SHERRI FARR on Apr 09, 2008 2:24 AM

Neil B (John 3:16)
Happy Resurrection Day. May God bless you and yours.

Added by Neil B (John 3:16) on Mar 22, 2008 11:23 PM

Carol Ann & Tommy Griffin
odd request
Hi! I visited your angel's garden. I would like to tell someone how to get there. This is an odd request, but would you please leave a flower for one of our loved ones? This will give me a base to get to angel's garden . I can have my friend click on my loved one, then click on your name and go from there. You can tell I'm new at this and have to manuever in a round-a-bout way! It is so compassionate and thoughtful that you included these sweet babies in your virtual cemeteries. Thank you for doing this for me. I can get to your angel's garden, but don't know how to direct someone else.

Added by Carol Ann & Tommy Griffin on Feb 08, 2008 12:42 PM

Happy Holidays!
Thank you so much for the tokens that you leave for my "little angels". It is much appreciated. Have a wonderful holiday!

Added by Maspeth on Dec 23, 2007 3:58 PM

Merry Christmas!
I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. May God Bless you.

Added by vlang on Dec 23, 2007 10:12 AM


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