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From: "Jenny's E-mail" <>
Subject: Re: [TRIVVIES] A Family Historians Lament
Date: Sun, 4 Sep 2005 12:01:49 +0100
References: <002801c5b126$6554ff70$d2b8a7cb@CLAIRE>

I love it, that's me!!
But as soon as I start work on the FH, the phone rings, hubby nags, someone
knocks the door, drives me mad.
I have to say that I hadn't given any thought to the fact that once moved to
Weston-super-Mare, David would be around nearly all the time. He is working
once or twice a week on the Tote Betting Office on the racecourses,
yesterday was Stratford-on-Avon, and I went along with my nieces, and we
walked into Stratford from the course, and went back in time for the second
race. It was a really lovely day out.
BUT with me not having found a job yet, I thought I would be able to get on
with my research, but darling husband finds all sorts of things I should be
doing as soon as I sit down at the pc with the fh in front of me! Or it
suddenly occurs to him that he might have some emails and can he have a look
So having been caught on the pc once again, I am now signing off to hang the
washing out, and for those women's lib of you, yes he does do it, but at the
moment he is clearing all the hedge cuttings ready to go down the tip, and I
would rather hang the washing out than do that. The sad thing is, before in
Swindon when he was at work, I would have shoved the washing in the tumble
dryer and gone back to the pc!!!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Claire Sinclair Paterson" <>
To: <>
Sent: Sunday, September 04, 2005 8:58 AM
Subject: [TRIVVIES] A Family Historians Lament

This is a different one, from what I have seen before .
Hope you enjoy .

Claire Sinclair Paterson .Invercargill, New Zealand
Online Parish Clerk,Cubert, Cornwall (lookups Welcome ) Take a look@ my Website My Father's War

The Lamentor was obviously suffering from the following :

Very contagious to adults
A continual complaint as to the need for names, dates and places. Patient
has blank expression, often deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for
work of any kind except feverishly looking through records at libraries and
courthouses. Has compulsion to write letters (or emails!), swears at the
postman (or inbox!) when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places
such as cemeteries, ruins and remote desolate areas. Makes secret night
calls, hides phone bill from spouse. Mumbles to self and has a far away
look in eyes.


Medication is useless. Disease is not fatal but gets progressively worse.
Patient should attend genealogy meetings, subscribe to a magazine and be
given a quiet corner in the house where they can be alone. The usual
of this disease is that the sicker the patient gets the more they enjoy it

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