If you could see your ancesters,
All standing in a row,
Would you be proud of them, or not,
Or don’t you really know?
Some strange discoveries are made
In climbing Family Trees
And some of them, you know, do not
If you could see your ancesters
All standing in a row
There might be some of them perhaps,
You wouldn’t care to know.
But there’s another question, which
Requires a different view:
If you could meet your ancesters
Would they be proud of you?
…Anonymous. Taken from Marian Arlene Pearl’s “Genealogy of John Pearl and His Descendants in America”