Dr. Seuss and GenealogyWritten by Dani Oldroyd
When you think of Dr. Seuss you usually think of crazy characters, made up words and green eggs and ham. Every time I think of Dr. Seuss I think creativity and inspiration. Dr. Theodore Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904. My family likes to celebrate his birthday every year. We read his stories, eat a crazy themed meal and they always get a new book. One day while reading one of his books I realized all the great advice he gives and that it can pertain to so many things in our lives. Dr. Seuss gives great advice on genealogy.
“They say I’m old-fashioned, and live in the past, but sometimes I think progress, progresses too fast!” Genealogy is so important to me. It’s more than just a name on a tree. “A person’s a person, no matter how small.”
Some of our ancestors might have shady pasts, while others were heroes. We can learn from each and everyone one of them. “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?”
There might be road blocks and dead ends and sometimes you might not know which path to take. “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!”
You may not know what you are going to find at the end of your search. “Sometimes the questions are completed and the answers are simple.”
Study and search. “Think left and think right, and think low and think high. Oh, the things you can think up, if only you try!” You will eventually find something great! “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Always remember why you are doing it, what you want to learn and what you want to leave behind for your own decedents. “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”
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