One tree, two tree, red tree, blue tree

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On all the other websites
despite the countless trees
they made me feel alone
and asked for many fees

They offered lots of hints
but never gave a clue
that all of us are cousins
including me and you

They kept me isolated
and said I was unique
for only fifty dollars
I could have a peek...

I knew that it was wrong
and not a place for me
I didn't know what else to do
'till I found WikiTree

WikiTree is different
they don't charge any fee
giving everything we need
and all of it is free

The Honor Code is special
in guiding how we act
in bringing us together
as signers of the pact

Nobody is nicer
than here at WikiTree
always sharing positives
and generosity

I learned we're all related
we share the same big tree
we truly find our family
in this community :)
asked Aug 11, 2015 in The Tree House by Keith Hathaway G2G6 Pilot (585,210 points)
Very good poem, Keith Hathaway.
Beautifully done. Bravo.
I do, I do, I have an Embroidery Machine...
Nice to see your nice poem still going around Keith. Well done.
What a nice poem, Keith!  I am glad someone asked if they could share it on facebook, because I want to as well.  I will definitely give your name, of course (having been a teacher, I know I should).  I use my facebook page to collect cousins, and promote genealogy research with the reluctant ones.  I also post pictures of kitties and the need for coffee.  I have been telling people about Wiki Tree (especially an actual genealogist cousin), and I think this will light a fire under them.  Of course, I have about 4 online trees, and there are other trees which also are a "one size fits all" variety, but Wiki Tree is best!  (I just wish there was a guidebook that gives an tour of the site, because it is overwhelming).  Again, I thank you for the poem, and you can find it on my facebook page because my page is pretty "open": facebook.com/bella.conner.1  :D  Have a great day!
Keith, may I adopt you as my son???  You are too cool for school!  :-)
I don't know what to say... other than what's for dinner mom?

Thank you for the positive words, it makes my day sunnier :)
That was a beautiful poem, someone is a poet and very good I must say......
Simply put very poetical. Love the flow and content!
It's lovely to see a poet like me who's work and creativity just happens to be free.

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Cheers for the Great Poet, Keith Hathaway!

"Oh the places you'll go, the people you'll see, the fun that you'll have on Our Wikitree."

Cousin (to the nth degree) Dorothy
answered Aug 12, 2015 by Dorothy Cook-Coakley G2G6 Pilot (110,010 points)
selected Oct 18, 2016 by Patricia Roche
And like a wildfire, starting from the American northeast, the poetic bug is now being evidenced from the American Pacific coast......!
Just a little Boll Weevil, a looking' for a home, Vincent.
Thanks, Patricia, That poem by Keith brought a fun set of exchanges between cousins!
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Keith, this poem is so wonderful, can I use it in Facebook? I will use your name of course! Lise
answered Aug 23 by Lise Rodrigue G2G6 (9,580 points)
Hi Lise,

You are too kind, of course you can use it any way you wish :)

Enjoy!
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I couldn't have said it better! Cousin Keith!  We all have our talents and blessings, so I think we should use them.  Thanks for sharing with us, and you have just made WikiTree a fun place to be today.
answered Aug 23 by Deborah Dunn G2G6 Mach 1 (12,270 points)
Thank you Deborah, even for a cousin you are too kind :)
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As Sister Sledge so succinctly said We Are Family!
I study family in Philly
you know it surely is a dilly
please don't say I'm silly
cause I have nothing else to do really
answered Sep 28 by Mike Patterson G2G Crew (720 points)
Nice one Mike!

I saw Sister Sledge play that song at the Global Family Reunion... good thing they had microphones because we were all singing pretty loud ourselves.

Cheers from VT!
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I love this Keith and it's soo true too! While I have found a couple distant relatives on Ancestry nothing beats what I have all gained on here. Just earlier this week I almost cried when I had a lady contact me because she saw the profile of my 2nd GreatGrandmother while she was researching her Grandparents. Just to reassure you guys this was a good thing. It turns out her GreatGrandmother was one of the sisters to my 2nd GreatGrandmother and she has a picture of them. My 2nd GreatGrandmother or as I will now refer to her as Lydia died when my GreatGrandmother was 6 so my family doesn't know much about her and we have only 2 photos of her. The one bittersweet thing about this was the lady was wondering if I could tell her more about Lydia because all she knew was the circumstances of her death, it was from the a huge outbreak of influenza in 1918, and that it was always hard for GreatGrandmother to talk about. I shared the little I could remember being told off the top of my head and will share what my mom remembers being told most likely after the SAT. I hope she can help me fill in some blanks in that side of the family or at least tell me what they were like. I know though that without WikiTree I would never have had this opportunity and I'm so grateful for it.
answered Sep 28 by Amanda Frank G2G6 Mach 2 (20,410 points)
Thank you for sharing your experience Amanda... it is heartwarming :)

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