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Perry Roots
by Felix LeRoy Perry

Tuesday, March 28, 2006
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My brother sent me this picture last night and it brought up such great memories of my Acadain ancestors that I knew I had to share

Perry Roots


These are the Perry family roots that make me proud

Where it all began you might say

My grandmother and grandfather

My Dad in a long ago day


Just simple hard working farmers

Who tilled the red Prince Edward Island soil

A plucked chicken for Sunday dinner

To celebrate a whole week’s toil


No fancy cars or tractors then, just horse and buggy and plows

No electricity just the light of the kerosene lamp

No TV, no radio, sometimes fiddlers and guitars in the kitchen

Once all the work was done and the winter came cold and damp


In that same year they said goodbye

As their son went off to war

Prayed and hoped as each day passed

That he’d return once more


He met a Newfoundland lass along the way

Who stole his heart and soul it's true

Her name was Edna Dobbin

Soon at the alter they said I do

He returned to raise nine children

Four daughters and five sons his legacy

Now there are many generations to follow

To grow and make strong the family tree


Though my Dad and Mom are gone now

Grandparents, only vague memories remain

Along with a few old black and white photos

That I still like to look at now and again


They remind me of the sacrifices made on our behalf

For all I have to day we breathe a grateful sigh

They paved the way for what we all are

Someday again we’ll see them by and by



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Reviewed by Chrissy McVay 3/28/2006
Wonderful photo and poem!
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 3/28/2006
Wonderful, Felix! Thank you so much for sharing this, along with this nice picture!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 3/28/2006
With us immortals ,roots are deep ties with being...just who we are today and what makes us the way we are. I love the picture.

You're a cutey Felix.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/28/2006
Most beautiful tribute Felix!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by L. Figgins 3/28/2006
Oh this is so fine, Felix. When we feel we as strangers on this earth these are the memories that anchor us, however alone we may be.
Theirs was a hard life but a rich one. So many of us today would be white-knuckled having to endure the struggles they faced every day.
Thank you...

Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 3/28/2006
Ah Felix, such a beautiful tribute to your family roots, this is just wonderful!

Reviewed by Susan Sonnen 3/28/2006

this is a beautiful, proud tribute. You are fortunate to have and have had such a family!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/28/2006
Beautiful testimony to your Acadian heritage, Felix; very well done! We should all be proud of where we come from; it's what makes us great!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

Savin' this one!
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 3/28/2006
We tend to forget from where we came, but the prints are proof we are embedded deep within the forest.
Our roots are most important, to who we are, and how we came to be.

In the last two weeks, I have probably viewed at the least, 10,000 photos of people that I don't know personally, but each photo I look at, I know is somebody's ancestor, which gives each one their own novel story.
In gathering photos for my book, I knew that I would be just overflowed with incoming mail, but that was a choice I made openly. It's been quite a dramatic experience to say the least. I've grinned, laughed, been stunned, and cried. Oh how I've cried at some of the scenes I've been sent.

We must cherish, and nourish our roots Felix, with the same amount of pride and concern, that the ones before us gave to our existence, otherwise, we will lose ourselves in the underbrush.

Thank You for sharing this with us.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/28/2006

A beautiful testimony to your heritage shines in this rememberance. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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