Two Men and 12 Innocent Word
For some obscure reason, I decided to trace the family tree
This very time-consuming passion is known as genealogy.
18 months or so later, my brother in his wisdom was heard to say
"You definately need a computer, so all this data you can display."
Now, I had never worked in an office or touched a keyboard in my life
and up to that point in time, I was just a contented mother and a wife.
I thought a mouse had 4 legs and fonts were bowls in a church
But my computer guru brother assured me, I would have more time for research.
So my very interesting hobby had to take a step back or two
While I spent time learning about wonderous things, that computers do.
Was it my imagination, the paperwork immediately began to increase?
And that I was forever in dialogue with my 'puter, trying to keep the peace.
But our relationship survived a very tumultuous 24 months and more
Then very sadly my trusty 386, was sent packing out the door.
Cause my dear husband had gone out bought a brand new toy for me
A big and fast Pentium that could even play a thing called a CD
He said I needed this computer if I wanted to connect to the internet
I would have fun while doing more research, he was definately willing to bet.
So again I heeded advice and tried to learn as much as I could
But 6 months down the track I began to realise that maybe I should,
have my own genealogy web page, to aid my find of family.
But how do I write and where do I send it, kind of worried me.
Though after more research, I thought I had finally found the right road
And I still remember the buzz seeing those first 5 words, that I did upload
I very quickly learnt tho', that one page was no-where near enough
and that I would have to learn Html, to display all this genealogy stuff
So trying to add to our family tree was again temporarily back on hold
while I learnt, all tables dont have legs and differences between strong and bold
The two men mentioned above, continued with *brilliant* ideas of what I could do
I bought more software & upgraded hardware to implement their ideas, that to me, were new
But all this cost money, so a few web pages, *they* thought I could write
Again there was no time for my hobby, while an income was now in my sight
I don't know who first suggested, setting up an online store
But 2 yrs later I do know, the product database is increasing more & more
You guessed, this of course meant, a new computer I had to go out and obtain
To cope with the scanner, the extra software and to stop me going insane
Meanwhile, my lovely sister in Aus, decided to enter this nutty world of ours
And she became very entranced with her new computer, sitting there for hours & hours
She very quickly learnt though, the most important fact of life
Be dam nice to your computer or HE will cause you alot of strife
For some obscure reason, I decided to trace our family tree.