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From: "Sherryl Barger" <>
Subject: [VANLANDINGHAM-L] Hello Everyone
Date: Sun, 4 Oct 1998 20:55:07 -0700
Hello V researchers,
This list is still very quiet. <g>
We have several who have joined this list in the last couple of weeks. We
welcome your posts. Please introduce yourselves and let everyone know which
V line you are researching. You may meet some new cousins!
For those of you that want to search the archives of this list, go to this
then put: VANLANDINGHAM-L for the list name.
Lastly, I don't usually forward this type of thing, but someone recently
forwarded this poem to me and I found it very touching. I thought you might
enjoy it as well. Unfortunately, I do not know who wrote it.
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago.
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew.
That someday I would find this spot,
And come and visit you?
|[VANLANDINGHAM-L] Hello Everyone by "Sherryl Barger" <>|