PLAIN VIEW HERITAGE FARM,

RURAL BRYANT, SD, PRESENTS:

"A Stadem by Any Other Name

Is Still a Stadem,"

by Ron Ginther


We've got four COATTS,

and we've got plenty HANGERS.

We've got ROUNDS,

but still no squares.

We've got PARLIAMENTS

and grand HALLS,

and humble PATCHES

who come in pairs.

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We've got FISHES at nice PRICES.

Bought some land on a LANE?

We've got the DEDES.

We've got SOWERS to plant the crops,

and vanSICKLES to deal with the weeds!

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Rivers to cross? We've got BRIDGES.

Tanya, take note,

we've got CRABTREES.

All our GREENFIELDS sure make the cows HEFTY,

and though we got some PRYDE,

we HOLTS TRUE to God on our knees!

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God's Grace is free, we'll not get a GODBILLE,

so let's not charge others,

when we're drawing freely

from the till.

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And no need to worry

that we have LADWIGS & GRUBBS,

TARUMS in the wheat,

growing round our Home Sweet Home

on the RANGEN.

I tell you no FIEBER,

things are comin' up ZERZY ZANE

when we got a HEMAKANAMAIKALINI

whose first name is JAN!

Note: Our thanks go to Barbara Vorseth Benson for the truly wonderful Stadem Genealogy, which made writing this piece about the amazingly diverse nomenclature of the Stadem Relationship an easy and fun thing to do.--Ed.

Links to other sites on the Web

With only three years left on this earth, Grandma Bergit Stadem still had her mind at age 96 or 95:

Bergit Stadem's 1980 Christmas Letter

PAPA'S STORY (Parts One and Two)

MAMA'S STORY


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