Resolved Question: Dear dumb diary: Can
Posted on 19 May 2013 | 8:04 am
Resolved Question: May I share a poem
"Young Annie Brown"
I saw the notice of her death one late December day:
Young Annie Brown, a lass of ten, had hurried home from school
The last day ‘fore the Christmas break, and family and friends
Had waited what they thought was fit ― their Annie was a fool
For playing and for merriment. Alas! The story ends
With knocking at their Yuletide door, and in a somber way.
Young Annie, frail and fool to all, had seen a homeless man
Of deathly pallor huddled up against the old church door;
The organ softly beat inside, and she slipped off her coat
And spread it on the sleeping stranger she could not ignore
And wandered slowly, looking back, a strange lump in her throat;
She stood and thought of him, and down her cheeks small droplets ran.
Congealing on her tender face, they quickly turned to frost
And she became confused and wandered slowly from her path;
The hour grew late and through the sleet and snow she silent trod
And thought of home, how late it was, imagined father’s wrath
And stumbled, falling in the night against the frozen sod;
She lay there murmuring until all consciousness was lost.
The vagrant, waking from his slumbers, shaking off the snow
Accumulated overnight was filled with wonder at
The Christmas blessing fallen while he desolate had slept.
But what was this small coat he thought, and puzzled as he sat
And then he saw the name inside; remembering, he wept.
He wondered if she’d made it home. Alas! He had to know.
He rose and trod heroically, as if on a crusade
To find the place whence came this tiny waif who thought to do
This tender thing to which he owed the passion of this hour.
But all his thankfulness, and that he lived, she never knew;
Half-frozen, losing consciousness, she’d only thought to cower
And there they found her Christmas night; a block from home she laid.
The vagrant, crazed from thought of her, at last came to her door
And heard the sobs and wails of kinfolk pouring from inside.
The angel’s father heard the knock and went to answer it
And peering out he saw the coat, and though his heart denied
The awful thing he first surmised, the candle he had lit
To guide her in the darkness sputtered, and it burned no more. It's always so telling when someone who blocks you thinks it's ethical to answer your questions. Don't you agree Cheese Whisperer? You really shouldn't be here, son.
Posted on 12 October 2012 | 8:15 am
Resolved Question: Ancestry.com help for:
I am working on my family tree and have been using the free Ancestry.com account. Unfortunately I am running into some roadblocks.
I am hoping that someone with a full Ancestry.com account will be kind enough to look up some info for me. Please don't respond with answer that I need to buy it myself. I already know that.
In order to make it worth someone's time I am creating an individual question for each person I am looking for on my family tree. That way you could get points for each time you help me find an ancestor.
For this question I am looking for any info, including parent info for:
Anna Mariah (Andersen or Troedsdotter) Anderson, who was born in Stockholm, Sweden and came to America between 1869 and 1947. Father's name may have been Troed. Thanks. Anna Mariah was born 1865 and died 1947. Married to Peter Christian Anderson who was born 1859 and died 1935. They both lived in San Francisco for some time where Peter was a Trolley driver. Then they moved to Lewis County, WA, possibly in Adna, Curtis, Claquato, Chehalis, Edna, Littell, Pleasant Hill, Pomona, Ruth, Wildwood, or Winlock. Forgot Boisfort (Baw Faw) and Eagleton.
Posted on 21 May 2011 | 6:11 pm
Resolved Question: Who was Hans Christian
Posted on 17 February 2011 | 2:09 pm
Resolved Question: The Enron gas company
To my understanding, Enron was a thriving company. It expanded into other industries. To sustain it's growth , however, Enron began borrowing money and had serious debts to pay. The company decided to hide this fact because it would make the stock look less valuable. They also began offering secret information to to large potential investors which was illegal. And to top that off, the CEO of Enron began to secretly sell his stock so that he doesn't lose any money. The truth eventually came out and the company announced a loss of $638 million and the stock market fell drastically.
Now, who is Arthur Anderson and what exactly was his role in the scandal? I heard that his job was to ensure that potential investors could rely on Enron's financial statements.
Any information regarding this case is appreciated ! (This is for an assignment). I can't seem to find anything about Andersen on google :/
Posted on 14 January 2011 | 11:51 pm