"I can't help but wonder
When spirits whisper my name
If my presence brings pride?"
Wonderful pondering in this piece Suthern! I often think of the the past, the land ... titles passed down from person to person, rightfully in some cases, but I've seen cases of trickery in others. In my business I deal with mineral rights (like oil, gas, coal), surface rights, and all sorts of ownership and heirs issues. I am constantly amazed at how people have divided up the land for what what goes back for generations. So many don't even realize that they may only own the surface property, and not what actually lies below the surface. Many times people are surprised to find out that "Grampa" sold off the coal rights, or the oil and gas rights a long time ago. It's pretty fascinating to go through the registry office and see the deeds. Some of the history is really interesting, especially when you go back to the incredible handwritten records from so many years ago. Sheesh, I'm rambling, lol ... thanks for the thought-filled read Suthern ... you got my mind going.
[This message has been edited by Kit McCallum (01-09-2002 07:47 PM).]