Thursday, November 5, 2009

Treasure Chest Thursday ~ The Genealogist's Psalm~

~Another treasure from my email inbox from my dear friend RachelAlign Center~

The Genealogist's Psalm

Genealogy is my pastime, I shall not stray;

It maketh me to lie down and examine half~buried tombstones.

It leadeth me into still Court Houses,

It restoreth my ancestral knowledge.

It leadeth me in paths of census records and ships'

passengers list for my surname's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the shadows

of research libraries and microfilm readers,

I shall fear no discouragement;

For a strong urge is with me;

The curiosity and motivation

They comforteth me.

It demandeth preparation of storage space for the

acquisition of countless documents;

It anointest my head with burning midnight oil,

My family group sheets runneth over.

Surely birth, marriage, and death dates shall follow me

all the day of my life;

And I shall dwell in the house of a family~history seeker

for ever.

~Author ~Wildamae Brestal


Carol said...

I have nominated you for the new Kreative Blogger award, come over to Reflections From the Fence to collect!

Herstoryan said...

I LOVE IT!!! I laughed so hard - it is SO good to connect with people who totally get it! My husband on the other hand just smiles that confused but loving smile when I read it to him ;)