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From: "James F. Montgomery" <>
Subject: Re: [ARIZARD-L] So True
Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 12:29:46 -0800
Do you know the author of this little poem? I just had to send it on to
my email buddies, and one of them would like to know. Thanks,
Glenda Ramsey wrote:
> Elusive Kinsman
> Alas, my elusive kinsman
> You've led me quite a chase
> I thought I'd found your courthouse
> But the Yankees burned the place.
> You always kept your bags packed
> Although you had no fame, and
> Just for the fun of it
> Twice you changed your name.
> You never owed any man, or
> At least I found no bills
> In spite of eleven offspring
> You never left a will.
> They say our name's from Europe
> Came state side on a ship
> Either they lost the passenger list
> Or granddad gave them the slip.
> I'm the only one looking
> Another searcher I can't find
> I pray (maybe that's his fathers name)
> As I go out of my mind.
> They said you had a headstone
> In a shady plot
> I've been there twenty times, and
> Can't even find the lot.
> You never wrote a letter
> Your Bible we can't find
> It's probably in some attic
> Out of sight and out of mind.
> You first married a .....Smith
> And just to set the tone
> The other four were Sarahs
> And everyone a Jones.
> You cost me two fortunes
> One of which I did not have
> My wife, my house and Fido
> God, how I miss that yellow lab.
> But somewhere you slipped up, Ole Boy,
> Somewhere you left a track
> And if I don't find you this year
> Well...... Next year I'll be back!
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