Tuesday, August 27, 2013
The Delivery … A Sign that You’ve taken Genealogy Too Far?
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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