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DEAR DESCENDANTS
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HISTORY'S MYSTERIES
THE ANSWER PAGE
WHERE THEY LIVED
THEN AND NOW
THESE RELATIVES ARE NOT ABSOLUTE
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FAMILY MEMBER KENNETH BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBER ROZELLAH PETTY BROOKS
ROZELLAH'S EDUCATION
FAMILY MEMBER WILLIAM HENRY BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBER GRANDMA FANNIE
FAMILY MEMBER GEORGE BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBER EVA HANING BROOKS
FAMILY MEMBERS FRANK AND ANNIE HANING
FAMILY MEMBER WALTER PETTY
FAMILY MEMBER VIRLIE MASON PETTY
FAMILY MEMBER ANDREW JACKSON PETTY
FAMILY MEMBER SARAH ELIZABETH HINCHEY
THE LOVE STORIES
FURRY FAMILY MEMBERS
1936 NEWSPAPER
MEMORABILIA
MEMORABILIA II
FAMILY HEROES
VERSES
OUR MUSICAL FAMILY
OUR FISHING FAMILY
CHRISTMAS
CELEBRATIONS
RECIPES 1
RECIPES 2
GETTING GRANNY'S GOAT
TIDBITS
THE OIL BOOM
RESEARCHING MY FAMILY HISTORY
RESEARCHING MY FAMILY HISTORY, PAGE 2
ABOUT ME
FUTURE HEIRLOOMS

MY LEGENDARY ANCESTORS


Looking for family with clues that are few
Mama born in Paris, that much I know is true
Crockett cousins, kin of Dave, lost in the mountain mists
Daddy's Grandma, known as Lil, not on the Cherokee lists
Two names that are nonexistent branch from my family tree
But Mama was born in Paris - Paris, Tennessee

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RECIPE

Take:
A lot of joy
A little pain

Add:
A cup of sunshine
A pinch of rain

Wrap in:
A soft little body
Too wiggly to hold

What have you got?
A two year old.



All verses copyright 2000
by Sharon Thomas

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CURSES!!!

My family valued words above heirlooms;
They were to be kept spotless.
Yet everyone needs special words
That express exasperation.

At other times loquacious,
Grandpa cranked his truck in silence.
"Cuss it, Walter Petty," a neighbor said.
I think she cussed it for him.

At Sunday School my mother learned
To say, "Yellow Cats!"
An unexpected fall made her so mad
She said, "Yellow Cats! Yellow Cats!
And a whole string of Purple Cats!"
Those cats are family legend now.

Red-headed Granny with her famous temper
Came closest to the unacceptable
When she said, "Oh, my A-double-----foot!"
If children were around she only said,
"My hind foot!"

Aunt Betty made it simple.
In times of temper she said,
"Words, WORDS, WORDS! WORDS!! WORDS!!!!!"