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From: "Ian Hunter" <>
Subject: RE: St Laurence Church
Date: Thu, 23 Jan 2003 19:31:27 -0000
In-Reply-To: <000d01c2c2d9$2f93c3a0$996b4e51@freeserve.co.uk>


Come along boys, we don't do flame wars on Essex.

Cheers

Ian Pubby Hunter
Tiptree, Essex

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alec [mailto:]
> Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 12:16 PM
> To:
> Subject: Re: St Laurence Church
>
>
> Read what is written -I did not say it came from that elegy
> only that he was "probably most famous for"
> Alec
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Robert Cunning
> To: Alec
> Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 6:55 AM
> Subject: Re: St Laurence Church
>
>
>
> You have your views, I have mine and your remarks about
> ignorance show the level of yours. Don't bother replying, you
> have joined a select few on my "blocked sender's" list.
> Speaking of ignorance Gray wrote "Elegy written in a country
> Churchyard" and the line you quoted is NOT In that poem. That
> phrase is in another of his works "Ode to a Distant Prospect
> of Eton College.
>
> I recommend you make sure your facts are correct!
>
> Bob Cunning
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Alec
> To: Robert Cunning
> Cc:
> Sent: Thursday, January 23, 2003 11:33 AM
> Subject: Re: St Laurence Church
>
>
> For those who think gravestones and churches are
> irrelevant to genealogy I proffer the words of Thomas Gray,
> probably most famous for his 'Elegy In A Country Churchyard'
> ".......where ignorance is bliss,
> 'Tis folly to be wise."
>
> I, for one, have gained from such searches and I am sure
> there are others.
> Alec
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Cunning" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 2:35 AM
> Subject: Re: St Laurence Church
>
>
> > I thought this discussion had ended. We all sympathize,
> but this is NOT THE
> > SITE to keep on repeating the message. And yes, I for
> one am sick to death
> > of hearing about it and intend to delete all further
> messages. Bob in
> > Australia.
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Frederick Feather" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Wednesday, January 22, 2003 6:16 AM
> > Subject: St Laurence Church
> >
> >
> > > Dear All,
> > >
> > > As my wife and I started the St. Laurence enquiry,
> may I please comment.
> > > We spend much time running around the county,
> answering enquiries for
> > > Canadians, Australians and Americans. My society has
> about five teams
> > > within Essex, some quite elderly, crawling through
> long grass, avoiding
> > > snakes, falling down holes, their purpose to locate
> and preserve the
> > > inscriptions on graves. Soaking wet they end up in
> pubs like the
> > > Marlborough Head in Rochford, another good job done,
> another churchyard
> > > recorded for others to benefit. They then put the
> results to another
> > > member, who is building the Essex Burial Index for posterity.
> > >
> > > But horror, your family-minded foreigner pays for an
> expensive trip over
> > > here and bingo -someone has dug their relative up and
> the grave has
> > > gone.
> > >
> > > Oh, mate! - Don't desecrate, don't excavate poor
> Grandad. Oh dear!
> > > Oh Fred, although he is dead - let him ruminate in
> peace - Mate.
> > > (From-They are moving Grandad's grave to build a
> Sewer - The Goons.)
> > >
> > > I think that real genealogy is helping others. People
> here (and I am
> > > sure there also) are doing things. Despite Mick
> Daniels's rather joky
> > > style, I am with him on this. This really is not a
> political matter, it
> > > is a matter of how you feel about life. It worries me
> that there may be
> > > people who could forget how these matters actually
> get recorded.
> > >
> > > I can see why some might have been irritated, but our
> volunteers who
> > > read these messages need to know how much they are
> valued. The doors of
> > > St.Laurence have swung on the same hinges for 20
> generations and now
> > > someone wants to knock it down to cover the limited
> period when planes
> > > fly in the same way they do at present.
> > >
> > > We have never campaigned before. No-more to say.
> Thank you Elmo - there
> > > are yellow ribbons all over the trees of St.Laurence
> churchyard.
> > > Dances with Wolves on TV tonight - bet the Indians
> (sorry First Nation)
> > > get niggled when paleface violate their spirit grounds.
> > >
> > > Fred,
> > > Chairman,
> > > Essex Society for Family History.
> > >
> > > >Michael,
> > > >
> > > >Being retired college professors of biology and
> chemistry, we are quite
> > > >familiar with the posterior anatomy of the rat tribe
> and many others,
> > > >including Homo sapiens. Thanks for recognizing our
> superior knowledge.
> > > >Now, let's put St. Laurence to rest and get on with
> genealogy.
> > > >
> > > >As ever,
> > > >
> > > >James Harris, Ph.D.
> > > >Virginia Beach, Virginia
> > > >USA
> > > >
> > > >-----Original Message-----
> > > >From: MichaelDaniels
> [mailto:> k]
> > >
> >Sent: Monday, January 20, 2003 5:48 PM
> > >
> >To:
> > > >Subject: Last call: St Laurence Church
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >Thanks to Dave and Bob for their forthright comments
> apropos the church
> > > >discussion.
> > > >Also those from the Harris's in the US were noted.
> Must admit doing
> > family
> > > >history, I never had cause to focus on the posterior
> anatomy of the rat
> > > >tribe, thus best now I
> > > >bow to the these lister's obvious superior knowledge.
> > > >
> > > >Cheers Michael
> > > >
> > > >______________________________
> > >
> > > --
> > > Frederick Feather
> > >
> >
> > ______________________________
>

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