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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Delivery … A Sign that You’ve taken Genealogy Too Far?


Tombstone Tuesday

Earlier this spring my sister had a package delivered. It arrived while I was baking so I didn’t retrieve it directly from the delivery man but waited until I put the tray in the oven. (The snow wasn’t falling yet.) Stepping outside I looked down and said, “Oh!” Then, I giggled as I brought the box inside setting it by the door. I knew what my brother would think when he stopped by that night.

And I was right. His words when he spotted the package, “Don’t you think you guys have taken this too far? Now you’re getting tombstones delivered!”

[The guys he referred to are Mom, my sister and I – the family genealogists.]

My reply to him was, “No, and it is not what you think. It’s a coat from Macy’s and they sent it on the hanger in a box instead of in a poly-bag. I knew the minute I saw the box you would think it was a tombstone!”

Honest, we haven’t gone that far in the deep-end. Though, my birthday present this year was a bit odd.

[Note: Though the package arrived earlier this year, I took a photo of the “tombstone” box in August before we recycled it.]

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7 comments:

  1. What a great story! That package really does look like it could contain a tombstone.

    Welcome to GeneaBloggers!

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  2. Welcome to Geneabloggers!! They "guys" don't know what they're missing if they haven't gone to a graveyard to look for ancestors. This is a great blogging community. I will have been a member a year on September 20.
    Regards,

    Grant Davis.

    http://thestephensherwoodletters.blogspot.com

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  3. Welcome to Geneabloggers!! They "guys" don't know what they're missing if they haven't gone to a graveyard to look for ancestors. This is a great blogging community. I will have been a member a year on September 20.
    Regards,

    Grant Davis.

    http://thestephensherwoodletters.blogspot.com

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  4. Welcome to geneabloggers. I love this story and can imagine many family historians can relate to having this experience if a package like that came to their door.

    I am also researching in these states and look forward to reading your stories.

    Have fun with FH and writing!
    Regards,
    Karen Porteous Glass

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  5. Welcome to Geneabloggers! I also have Macomb County roots as well as roots in many other Michigan counties, New York, Massachusetts, Ontario, and England. Maybe we'll find a connection!

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  6. I laughed when I saw the picture - I thought it was a tombstone also. I was partly laughing because if it had actually been a tombstone, I would have understood. :)

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