Grandma's Family Tree
They think that I should cook & clean and be a model wife.
I tell them it's more interesting to study Grandpa's life.
They simply do not understand why I hate to go to bed,
I'd rather do two hundred years of research work instead.
Why waste the time we have on earth just snoring & asleep?
When we can learn of ancestors that sailed upon the deep.
We have priests, Rabbi's, lawmen, soldiers, more than just a few.
And yes, there are many scoundrels and a bootlegger or two.
How can a person find this life an awful drudge or bore.
When we can live the lives of all those folks who came before.
A hundred years from now, of course, no one will ever know.
Whether I did laundry, but they'll see our tree & glow.
Cuz their dear old granny left for them, for all posterity,
not clean hankies and the like, but a finished family tree.
My home may be untidy cuz I've better things to do,
checking all the records to provide us with a clue.
Old great granny's pulling roots & branches out with glee.
Her clothes ain't hanging out to dry, she's hung up on the family tree!