Strangers in a box

Strangers in a box

Come, look with me inside this drawer,
In this box I’ve often seen,
At the pictures, black and white,
Faces proud, still, serene.
I wish I knew the people,
These strangers in the box,
There names and all their memories
Are lost among my socks.
I wonder what their lives were like,
How did they spend their days?
What about their special times?
I’ll never know their ways.
If only someone had taken the time
To tell who, what, where or when,
These face of my heritage
Would come to life again.
Could this become the fate
Of the pictures we take today?
The faces and the memories
Someday to  be passed away?
Make time to save your stories,
Seize the opportunity when it knocks,
Or someday you and yours could be
The strangers in the box.
Anonymous

You can find out who your strangers in the box might be,  by attending our four-week family history course for beginners.  The course runs on Saturday 13th, 20th, 27th February and Saturday 6th March,  from 2:30 – 4:00pm. 
The free sessions will be held in the local history area, so if you’re interested, book now at the Library or by phone  on 8397 7333.

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