Barry's Relatively Speaking: Your Own Proud Family Name

Posted on Aug 02, 2012

Barry's Relatively Speaking shares the personal experiences and stories of genealogists found in the Everton Genealogical Helper Magazine collection on MyGenShare.com. Evelyn shares the following experience.

"GUARD IT WISELY"

You got it from your father, It was all he had to give. So its yours to use and cherish,

For as long as you may live. If you lose the watch he gave you,

It can always be replaced, But a black mark on your name son,

Can never be erased. It was clean the day you took it,

And a worthy name to bear. When he got it from his father, There was no dishonor there. So make sure you guard it wisely,

After all is said and done. You'll be glad the name is spotless, When you give it to your son.

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