Long and hereto unsuccessfully, I've searched,
called several an unsuspecting Burns
(unrelated, I might add),
posted to Facebook & blog,
and even wrote a letter or two.
And finally, out of cyberspace a response.
A GGGrandson reads of the Coffee Roaster
and teases me with cousin-like thoughts,
but no email listed, no blog to follow,
no, oh, no way to contact you.
--- I meant no disrespect by the short-hand history-based name,
it just that with so many Jabezes in our family
I needed a way to differentiate one Jabez from another --
You know, Jabez, the coffee roaster and Jabez, the minister,
then the sons and grandsons of coffee roaster or minister,
And then on to their equally confusing cousins, the Jabez Burns McPhersons,
of which there were quite a few.
Now, one more favor to ask of the newly found GGGrandson of Jabez Burns:
Please send me an email. Look to the top right-hand side of this blog,
CONTACT should catch your eye.
Then an email will open the way,
for you and I to share pictures, stories,
and perhaps, a new-born friendship based
on this most interesting family (at least to me).
Looking forward to hearing from you,
and telling you of your GGGrand Aunt,
Mary Burns McPherson --- and hearing
stories of Great Grandpa Robert,
and your grandmother, mother and you.
Please, oh, please, do send an email
on its way to me.
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© Joan Hill, Roots'n'Leaves Publications