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From: Bud Crosgrey <>
Subject: Re: Dumb Newbie Question
Date: Fri, 11 Dec 1998 18:55:56 -0800
Lesley Robertson wrote:
> Cheryl Singhal wrote:
> > We all need help sometime. I recently begged a favor down in Mobile
> > Alabama (I needed a photo of a gravestone from a cemetery I knew several
> > people on the list visited regularly and I haven't been in Mobile for 20
> > years now). I have thanked the party, and have sent a token sum as
> > partial reimbursement and have offered to lookup something here in DC
> > for her. Likewise, I lookup stuff in records I have "instant" access to
> > and send it off.
> I think that this is a large part of the answer. We should all put back what we
> take out. Ask for help if you need it, but be willing to help where you can.
> I know that I'm much more likely to go to a lot of trouble to help someone I've
> seen contributing help to others - and others obviously feel the same way. I
> once posted a query, had an answer the same afternoon from a lady in the town
> I'd been asking about - she had actually gone down to the main library to look
> for my info in a copy of a very rare book they have there (rare enough to get
> hysterical giggles if you ask for inter-library loan) - she said she'd gone to
> all that trouble becase she'd seen me helping a lot of new folk! Obviously,
> people new to the lists deserve a fair amount of leeway, but everyone can
> contribute something once they've got started.
> Some people get known for being "takers" - others give despite major problems
> (one of the frequent helpers in another of these groups is wheel-chair bound,
> another is rapidly developing sight problems, but they both help newbies
> There's probably no single answer.
> Lesley Robertson
Excellent Answer & ideas !
Two friends were discussing their family histories and one of them said
"I've always wanted to have my family history traced but can't afford
it" His friend said "Oh that's easy run for Public Office"
Visit our family tree at http://www.cgo.wave.ca/~fcrosgre/bud.htm
Have a very Large Day !
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