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Skeleton Hunters


Skeleton hunters track him down! He can't hide from our Family Tree readers!

Congratulations to Irene Cleyhorn, Caroline Thompson and Paul E. Ramsey! Our intrepid skeleton hunter, Irene Cleyhorn of Tulsa, Oklahoma, has won the CD for Smithfield Fair, Jacobites by Name. All she had to do was search diligently through these pages for our skinny friend....and then send a postcard to us addressed to "Skeleton Hunt, PO Box 2828, Moultrie, GA 31776-2828."

Caroline Thompson of Las Cruces, New Mexico wins a tartan dog collar from our friends at Bonbright Woolens for her expertise in hunting skeletons. Paul E. Ramsey of Athens, Alabama gets a very interesting CD from Carl Peterson, his Scotland Remember the Alamo. Mr. Ramsey, to win Carl's CD, just had to look closely at our pages and send us a postcard!

The ten subscriptions to Reunions Magazine from Edith Wagner will go to Daniel E. Davis of Conner, Montana; Scott & Treena Trimble of Burlington, Kentucky; Valerie Smith of Providence, Rhode Island; Philip McClure of Columbus, Indiana; Pat Linsenmeyer of Lincoln, Nebraska; Angus R. MacAskill, Brookfield, Vermont; Patricia E. Douglas of Rockville, Maryland; Patricia Holtonengst of Centralia, Missouri; Leonard Ouellette of Claremont, New Hampshire, E. R. Eberhard of Galloway, New Jersey; and Patricia Anderson of Green Valley, Arizona. All of these experienced skeleton hunters espied our guy from the Douglas House of Design on page 23A of our last issue!

Got prizes next time?
Oh yes, we have nice prizes for the next contingent of skeleton hunters. No early rising, no rubber boots and hats with ear-flaps...no long trips squashed in the back seat of your neighbor's hunting vehicle...just a keen eye and a close look at our pages...that's all that is required! Mr. Jim Anderson at Bonbright Woolens says we may give away another tartan dog collar (Be sure and add the tartan you desire to your postcard) and Carl Peterson will allow us to give away another one of his CDs - Scotland Remembers the Alamo.

We have a special treat just in time for the holidays...as Jim Walters at the Caledonian Kitchen is sending a package of Caledonian Kitchen's premium quality haggis to one of our skeleton hunters! Edith Wagner at Reunions Magazine will have ten subscriptions to her interesting and useful publication as well! And, we'll put together a nice box of Celtic goodies from German Hill Farms as well! So, get lookin'! You just might win a nice prize. And, your feet won't get muddy in the hunting!

Why hunt a skeleton?
We hunt our skeleton "in the closet" here...so we'll just get over worrying about it. Everybody, except a Mrs. MacLeod who wrote to me assuring me that she did not have skeletons, has skeletons in their family closets. Do the math. By the time you go back only about 20 generations, you'll have over one million four hundred something more or less families to whom you are directly kin. It's simply not possible, except in the case of Mrs. MacLeod, for all of those folks to be lace-encrusted aristocrats. Genealogists simply don't worry about things like this. In fact, genealogists love to find those who went astray where the law was involved because they left records! So, we just take the worry out of genealogy. You find your skeleton right here in our pages...and then just enjoy the rest!

How do I enter?
It's so very simple to enter our contest. Just track the boney fella down...you'll recognize him as he is really running from his closet somewhere in our pages. When you find him...just jot his location down on a postcard and send it to: Skeleton Hunt, PO Box 2828, Moultrie, GA 31776-2828. Long about deadline time for the next paper, we'll draw winners from our big stack of postcards.

Good news to our postcard folks, too! Barbara Burns from Miami, Florida wrote and asked if we would send our leftover postcards to her after the contest each time. So, the wonderful postcards you send won't be thrown away...they will end up in a personal postcard collection! (Except for the cat postcards which end up on my office door!)

I smell bones!


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