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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 02:23 pm

familystory poem #14

this family legend is so pat that
it must be apocryphal but my
great uncle george back around
1890 when he graced the pulpit
of the first methodist church in
beloit wisconsin is purported to
have been preaching with such
vigor that he expelled his false
teeth into the lap of a front-row
parishioner whereupon he said
with dignity will mrs stenshaw
please pass the plate I know my
family to be witty but that witty?
uncle george? uncle bert yes, who
wanted to be appointed to FDR’s
cabinet as minister in charge of
not raising pigs, but uncle george?


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