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From: The Hellwigs <>
Subject: Re: Dumb Newbie Question
Date: Sat, 12 Dec 1998 19:56:01 -0600
> Lisa Ann
> > I know quite a
> >bit about my family, but it's all based on family myth and legends; I'm
> >just now starting to look for documentation to support those stories.
> Lisa -- PLEASE read the final several chapters of Alex Haley's book
> "Roots" (the book upon which the old TV series of the same name was based,
> about "The Old African.") .
> You will then know what you need to know about the value of family myth
> and legends, followed by a search for supporting documentation, and know what
> it all could mean.
> Lester Powers
Funny you should mention that...my mom bought me that book when it was
first published, and told me she expected me to someday write a book
about us. (I was 15, but had already been pestering Grampa for stories
for years - he was a great story-teller.)
So, as I said, now I'm getting the documentation...
"Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future.
Faith is the courage to dance to it today."
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