Thursday, March 16, 2006

Top Ten Signs You're Obsessed With Genealogy

10. You filed your taxes in GEDCOM format.

9. You'd like to go camping this summer, but can't decide on the cemetery.

8. You named your kids in alphabetical order, to make indexing easier.

7. The state archives put you on its softball team.

6. You've thought of converting to Mormonism, just to save a trip to church.

5. You spend more money on census subscriptions than Mississippi does on public education.

4. You sometimes ask your husband to pretend he's the stern census taker and you're the naughty resident of an enumerated household.

3. You did a 12-generation background check on the babysitter.

2. You're waiting for Brokeback Mountain to come out on microfilm.

1. Your husband caught you transcribing during sex.


In "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" all the brothers were named in alphabetical order, using Old Testament names:


* Short for Frankincense, the Old Testament having no names beginning with F.

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