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From: Margaret Bacon <>
Subject: Re: In re Hal Stitt's Prolegomena to a S-I Constitution
Date: Fri, 05 Dec 1997 12:08:21 -0600

Edward Andrews wrote:
> > Date: Fri, 05 Dec 1997 09:24:58 -0500
> > To: IAN DUNN <>,
> > Scotch-Irish-L <>
> > From: "Dorothy M. Paul" <>
> > Subject: Re: In re Hal Stitt's Prolegomena to a S-I Constitution
> > the rest of you...] is that this list is for GENEALOGY!!! The history &
> > culture discussions are perks -- and not the main purpose. I think that
> I perfectly accept what you are saying. It would seem as if you are
> wanting to collect ancestors like cigarette cards, or something else.
> Thus it is that you have people claiming that they have traced their
> ancestors back to Adam or whoever.
> Personally I find this a ridiculous position.
> You will notice that usually I only answer questions.
> It seems to me that there are several constituencies on the list.
> Those who are what can best be described as Scots Irish.
> We are the natives good to answer questions, but not really worth
> bothering with.
> Those who see them selves as Scotch/Irish, and who are seeking their
> roots in America.
> The romantics who have such a low opinion of themselves that they
> have to act as parasites on other people's cultures.
> I have spent quite a lot of time in trying to help you on your way.
> I don't think you are worth it.
> Go and find your ancestors. Presumably the LDS go in for a kind of
> posthumous marriage of your ancestors to make up for the
> deficiency in their relationship when they were alive.
> Needless to say after Dorothy's note I have unsubscribed.
> She only was one of the many reasons why I have better things to do
> with my time
> Edward Andrews
> St Nicholas Buccleuch Parish Church Dalkeith, Midlothian Scotland
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Now - will you all stop before you totally destroy a beautiful thing -
Margaret Bacon

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