Patty Olsen is the Regional Representative for Region 4, Washington State Genealogical Society. She does a bang-up job and shares wonderful little snips from time to time. Here is a poem she spotted recently and shared:
Lord, help me dig into the past and sift the sands of time
That I might find the roots that made this family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient roads on which my fathers trod
And led them through so many lands to find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book or dusty manuscript
That’s safely hidden now away in some forgotten crypt;
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts my soul when I can’t find
The missing link between some name that ends the same as mine.
— Curtis Woods