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Daily Quotes

The other day I was adding some quotes to one of my collections and I came across some Quotes that i had forgotten that I had, which by the way would have been uselful for another assignment that I had worked on the other day.

They all dealt with Family History, and I thought that I would share them here. Being a family historian myself I find these very applicable.  To start us off here is a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“Every book is a quotation; and every house is a quotation out of all forests, and mines, and stone quarries; and every man is a quotation from all his ancestors.”

  Ralph Waldo Emerson

To me this quote says that we are who we are because of who our parents & grandparents, etc, are, in other words if you want to know why you have certain looks and or health issues, look at the lives of your ancestors for the answers.  Our next quote also emphasises that while also infering that we will pass on the same things plus more to our own descendants.  It comes from a gentleman by the name of Edward Selner.

“We inherit from our ancestors gifts so often taken for granted. Each of us contains within this inheritance of soul. We are links between the ages, containing past and present expectations, sacred memories and future promise.”

 Edward Sellner

The following quote illustrates one reason why we do Family History.  It comes in the form of a chinese proverb.

“To forget one’s ancestors is to be a brook without a source, a tree without a root.”

 Chinese Proverb

To close off our quotes for today I have included a quote from Jeremy Hardy which illustrates one the more facinating aspects of doing Family History.

“The thing that interests me most about family history is the gap between the things we think we know about our families and the realities.”

 Jeremy Hardy

Thats all from me for now, so i hope you find these quotes useful and informative. have fun, till next time.

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Daily Quote

I was thinking on the poems that I had posted relating to Christmas and i started going through my collection, and I found another poem relating to Christmas.  I have had it for awhile, but I don’t know who originally wrote it.  If anyone does know please let me know.

It is called . . . . .

 

The Christmas Spirit

I am the Christmas Spirit

I enter the homes of poverty, causing pale – faced children to open their eyes in pleased wonder.

I cause the Miser’s clutched hand to relax and thus paint a  bright spot on his soul.

I cause the aged to renew their youth and to laugh in the glad old way.

I keep the romance alive in the heart of childhood and brighten sleep with dreams woven of magic.

I cause eager feet to climb dark stairways with filled baskets, leaving behind them amazed at the goodness of the world.

I cause the prodigal to pause a moment on his wild, wasteful way, and send to anxious love some little token that releases glad tears – tears that wash away the hard lines of sorrow.

I enter the dark prison cells, reminding scarred manhood of what might have been, pointing forward to good days yet to come.

I come softly into the still, white home of pain; and lips that are too weak to speak just tremble in silent, eloquent gratitude.

In a thousand ways I cause the weary world to look up into the face of God, and for a little moment forget the things that are small and wretched.

I am the Christmas Spirit

It is such a beautiful poem, and captures so beautifully the true spirit of christmas.  So I hope you like it.  And if you can help me identify the author of it I would be gratefull. So once again I bid you Adieu till next time.

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Quotes of The Day

I have been trying to think of what quotes I could share with you for most of the week.  Then I started to think of relationships, in particular the relationship between Husbands and wives.  And i remembered that i had a couple of items which, while not strictly quotes as such, they serve to illustrate the points that I feel to make.

The first is for the wives by a leading marriage counsellor by the name of Meg Whitcombe,

“Leading marriage counsellor Meg Whithcomb has labelled the nine fatal sentences no wife should utter if she wants to preserve her marriage.”

  •  Your just like your Father
  •  Why don’t you earn as much as . . . . .
  •  You spend more time with your mates than with me
  •  You watch too much TV
  •  You’ve changed since you were younger
  •  I’ll get a divorce. (Meg comments: “Husband might take you up on it.”)
  •  I’ll only sleep with you if . . . . .  (never use sex as a weapon)
  •  Not tonight, I have a headache. (Be honest when you don’t want to make love.)
  •  Your no good in bed.

 “Just like the Ten Commandments they are not earth shattering but the contain a lot of good sense.”

 

                                                                                    Meg Whithcomb

Speaking of the ten commandments I have a little quote that talks of the ten things that husbands need to do to look after their wives and families.  So I hope they help and give you all something to think about.

Ten Commandments for Husbands

 

  1. Remember that thy wife is thy partner, not thy property

 

  1. Do not expect thy wife to be wife and wage earner at the same time.

 

  1. Think not that thy business is not thy wife’s business.

 

  1. Thou shalt hold thy wife’s love by the same means that thou won it

 

  1. Thou shalt make the building of thy home thy first business.

 

  1. Thou shalt co-operate with thy wife in establishing family discipline.

 

  1. Thou shalt enter into thy home with cheerfulness

 

  1. Thou shalt not let anyone criticise thy wife to thy face and get away with it. Neither thy father, nor thy mother, nor thy brethren, nor thy sisters.

 

  1. Thou shalt not take thy wife for granted.

 

  1. Remember thy home and keep it holy.

 

 

While there are no hard or difficult things that we each can do to maintain our relationships.  It is the remembering that can be difficult at times.  Also doing the thing on a regular basis, not just occassionaly.

Well thats enough from me for now.  I bid you Adiu until next time.

 

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Quote of The Day

We have recently had a new addition to our family. So in honour of our newest granddaughter I would like to share a poem from Carol Lyn Pearson. I have always like this poem and it was only recently that I learned that it had been written by Carol Lyn Pearson.

It is called ‘Day Old Child’ and as you can understand from the title it deals with the birth of children and our reactions to the new individual that has been added to our families

 

Day Old Child

 

My day old child lay in my arms

With my lips against his ear

I whispered strongly, how I wish. . . . .

I wish that you could hear.

 

I’ve a hundred wonderful things to say

(a tiny cough and a nod)

Hurry, hurry, hurry and grow

So I can tell you about God

 

My day old baby’s mouth was still

And my words tinkled his ear,

But a kind of light passed through his eyes

And I saw this thought appear.

 

How I wish I had a voice and words;

I’ve a hundred things to say

Before I forget, I’d tell of God. . . .

I left him yesterday.

 

Carol Lynn Pearson

So n this note I will leave you for now and i hope you enjoy this poem just as much as I do.

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