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The Old Year 2015

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2015 Closes, Welcome The New YearSunset 2015, image per Chris Loudon, poem by Henry Kendall

The President and Committee of The Western Australian Genealogical Society Inc. (WAGS) wish all of its present and past members, affilliated societies, associate members, families and friends all the best for the New Year 2016.

We hope to see you all back in 2016 chasing the "elusives" in your family history.

Words to "The Old Year" by Henry Kendall below...

The Old Year

It passed like the breath of the night-wind away,
It fled like a mist at the dawn of the day,
It lasted its moment, then backward was hurled,
Another increase to the age of the world.

It passed with its shadows, its smiles and its tears,
It passed as a stream to the ocean of years;
Years that were coming -  were here - and are o'er,
The ages departed to visit no more.

It passed, but the bark on its billowy track
Leaves an impression on waters aback:
The glow of the gloaming remains in the sky,
Unwilling to leave us - unwilling to die.

It fled; but away and away in its wake
There lingers a something that time cannot break.
The past and the future are joined by a chain,
And memories live that must ever remain.

Henry Kendall.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 December 2015 22:06

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