Saturday, December 18, 2010

SNGF - Dear Genea-Santa

Dear Genea-Santa,

I tried so hard to be a good genea-boy this year.  I worked hard speaking all over Southern California and teaching at OASIS and CVGS, serving my local societies, wroting my society newsletter, FGS FORUM Genealogy 2.0 columns, Graveyard Rabbit Online Journal columns, and over 1,500 blog posts, attending two genealogy conferences, and helping several friends and colleagues with their research.  In addition, I added many more sources to my database, standardized all of my place names, fixed thousands of name and date errors, and added more names to my database. 

Did you read my 2009 Dear Genea-Santa letter?  I only asked for some hint as to the parents of Devier J. Lamphier Smith, Thomas J. Newton and Elizabeth Horton Dill.  I guess you were too busy delivering toys and technology items to all the other good genea-boys and girls.  My genea-stocking on Christmas morning didn't have any wonderful hints in it, only lumps of coal, some new white socks and some M&Ms.  Are you trying to tell me something?  You even ate and drank all of the goodies I left for you.  I hope you didn't give any of the beer to the reindeer.

I still BELIEVE!!!!!  Come on, Santa, all I want for Christmas for 2010 are:

*  A nifty presentation laser pointer and slide advancer gizmo. 

*  A new genealogy travel radio - the AM/FM/SW one I've used forever crapped out in Salt Lake City after getting real wet somehow in my suitcase (probably sat on the baggage cart in the rain). 

*  A genealogy T-shirt that has an image of Rodin's Thinker on it that says something like "Genealogy Rocks."

Thank you, Genea-Santa, for listening to my pleas. I will leave a nice personal meat-lovers pizza in the freezer for you (you can heat it in the kitchen microwave), a rosy red apple and some delicious chocolate chip cookies on the fireplace hearth, and some eggnog (in the refrigerator) for you on Christmas Eve just in case you need fortification. You can get a yummy Dove chocolate ice cream bar out of the refrigerator if you'd like. Nothing's too good for Genea-Santa - mi casa es su casa.


Joan Miller (Luxegen) said...

Hi Randy,
What fun! Here is my Genea-Santa letter.

Sherry - Family Tree Writer said...

Awesome post! Santa gets treated really, really good at your house!

Greta Koehl said...

Randy - Thanks for the Saturday (or, in my case, Sunday) fun; my letter is at

JMK said...

Ask and you shall receive Randy!