Collin Chronicles, Volume 1, Number 3, May-June, 1981 Page: 1 of 8
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Vol. I, No. 3 Bi-Monthly May-June, 1981
Jane Skinner, Editor Vee Troxel, President
Joni Maxwell, Co-Editor
A Publication of the Collin County Genealogical Society
3724 Yosemite; Plano, Texas 75023
Very Contagious to Adults
Symptoms: Continual complaint as to need for names, dates
and places. Patient has blank expression, sometimes
deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste
for work of any kind, except feverishly looking
through records at libraries and courthouses.
Has compulsion to write letters. Swears at mailman
when he doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange
places such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote,
desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls.
Hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self.
Has strange, faraway look in eyes.
NO KNOWN CURE
Treatment: Medication is useless. Disease is not fatal, but
gets progressively worse. Patient should attend
genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogical
magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house
where he can be alone.
Remarks: The unusual nature of this disease is -
the patient gets, the more he enjoys it.
Here’s what’s next.
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