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From: sharon s stine< >
Subject: Re: Skeletons
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 19:49:53 -0600

"I'm my own grandpa" is the line you're thinking of. Funny song, I

On Thu, 10 Dec 1998 09:50:40 -0800 (E. E.C. deMars)
>One of my all time favorite quotes is: We are not human beings having
>spiritual experiences, but spiritual beings having human experiences.
>Think it's easy to assume just because someone's "religious" they're
>sinless--we're not, never have been and neither have our ancestors.
>They made mistakes.
>My dear, sweet grandmother tore up genealogy that showed her mother
>and father weren't married until after her three brothers were born.
>I don't know the whole story, but it was in Scotland last half of last
>century, my gr. grandfather was married at the time to my gr. gr. gr.
>grandmother. He wasn't my gr. grandmother's grandfather,
>though--anyone lost yet?!?! He was considerably younger than the
>triple great, and much older than the great. Divorce wasn't possible,
>he was still young, gr. grandmother was a pretty teenager, etc., etc.
>It reminds me of that poem about I'm my grandfather's uncle or
>something--can't find it.
>My whole point is that we need to know the correct info. even if it's
>uncomfortable for us or others--otherwise genealogy is a lie when it
>should be the most wonderful of truths--we're family and family is
>forever forwards and backwards!!
>Eileen deMars
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