Wednesday, March 31, 2010

I Am On the Bandwagon

OK, my gentle snowflakes, CENSUS time.

If you have not filled out and mailed back your 2010 Census form, do it NOW!

I know, I know, you have been bombarded by letters and postcards and follow-up postcards. But this is a really important thing.

How many representatives your state has in the US Congress is at stake. Just how big--geographically--do you want your personal Congress Critter to have to cover?

And how about your state representative and senator? How many square miles will your state congress person have to cover to see his/her constituents? Will she/he know just how bad your roads are if he/she never has to drive over them? How will the pleas for better roads get made with no knowledge of the problem?

This all is affected by the count made during the census.

And then there is the invaluable information that will be left to your descendants.

As an old genealogist, I can tell you the census records are the best! As a genealogist, I wish there were more detailed questions on the forms. Through the census records, I learned that a great-great-grandfather of an ex-husband was a cooper in Ohio on the Great Lakes. That means, he was a ship worker--not a barrel cooper. The family never knew this about this man.

So, get those forms in the mail. Fill them out as completely as possible. Your great-great-grandchildren will thank you.

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