03 May 2016

[CA-SCGS] Mother's Day Wishes and Memories - Part 1 of 4

Wishing you and yours a very Happy Mother's Day

In celebration of Mother's Day, the Social Media Team has a special treat for you!  

We hope you enjoy the first of a four piece series featuring works written by SCGS members, many of whom participate in the SCGS Writer's Group.  Thanks to Jennifer Taylor and the members of the group for their willingness to share their memories, talent and time with all of us.

                                                       TELLING MY BEADS
                                                       Jerusha, Bethiah,
                                                       Philotha, Melissa,
                                                       Like honey your names 
                                                       Now fall from my tongue.

                                                       I search out your tales,
                                                       My mothers in blood,
                                                       Elisheba, Keziah,
                                                       You'll not be forgot.
                                                       Against Bible begats
                                                       Of loud trumpeted fathers,
                                                       I whisper the nameless,
                                                       Or first name alone. 

                                                      The saddest of all 
                                                      Unknown and Unknown,
                                                      Those lost without trace
                                                      Save  for husband or child.

                                                      Though your colors be mute
                                                       In my necklace of beads,
                                                       I treasure you all,
                                                       Oh, Hannah, Rosanna,
                                                       And you my Unknown, 
                                                       I’ll tell you again. 

                                                                               Jean Snow
                                                                               SCGS Member and Writer's Group Leader Emeritus

The SCGS Writers Group will be meeting on Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the SCGS Library in Burbank. The Writers Group is a lively, friendly group, sharing ideas for researching and writing their family tales and histories. Join them to learn how to turn the dry statistics of "Begats, Beweds and Begones" into lively tales of family and situation.

For more information please contact Jennifer Taylor.

Southern California Genealogical Society Family Research Library
417 Irving Drive
Burbank, California
(818) 843-7247

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