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From: "Keith Meintjes" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-EC] Where are you all?
Date: Mon, 02 Jul 2007 17:31:04 -0400

Where are you all?

The live listers, and our ancestors!

>From a perfect day in Waterford, MI. 75F, sunny, calm, been like this for a
week now.

I am organizing files on my new computer, and came across this favourite poem.
Maybe it's new to some of you.

Strangers in the Box

Come look with me inside this drawer
In this box I've often seen
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still and serene.

I wish I knew these people,
These strangers in the box.
Their names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.

I wonder what their lives were like.
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I'll never know their ways.

If only someone had taken time
To tell who, what, where and when!
These faces of my heritage
Would come to life again.

Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to be passed away?

Take time to save your stories!
Seize the opportunity when it knocks!
Or someday you and yours
Will be Strangers in the Box.

Author Unknown

Best wishes,

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