All I Want for Christmas



Dear Santa:

Don't bring me new dishes;

I don't need a new kind of game.

Genealogists have peculiar wishes;

For Christmas I just want a surname!

A new washing machine would be great,

But it isn't the desire of my life.

I've just found an ancestor's birth date,

Now I need the name of his wife.

My heart doesn't yearn for a ring

that would put a real diamond to shame.

What I want is a much cheaper thing:

Please give me Martha's last name!

To see my heart singing with joy,

Don't bring me a red leather suitcase.

Bring me a genealogist's toy:

A surname, with dates and a place!



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