|I've been researching our family tree for the last three years.Thanks to the amazing efforts of some of our distant relatives we've been able to construct a rather robust family tree.As you will see, my wife, Nancy Tietjen, has a wonderful history dating back as far as you wish to travel.I, on the other hand, can proudly say that I'm a descendant of pig farmers from Ohio.Thus, the Rineharts of Del Mar are proud to be called "the Princess and the Pig Farmer." |
"If genius consists, according to Schopenhauer's observation, in the connected and lively recollection of experience, then in the striving for knowledge of the entire historical past [...] it may be possible to recognize a striving for the genius of mankind as a whole. History perfect and complete would be cosmic self-consciousness."
- Friedrich Nietzsche, Assorted Opinons and Maxims, 1879
I knew a man - he was a common farmer -
he was the father of five sons -
and in them were the fathers of sons -
and in them were the fathers of sons.
"This is not only one man, he is the father of those who shall be father in their turns,
In him the start of populous states and rich republics,
Of him countless immortal lives with countless embodiments and enjoyments.
How do you know who shall come from the offspring of his offspring through the centuries?
Who might you find you have come from yourself if you could trace back through the centuries?"
"... A woman at auction,
She too is not only herself - she is the teeming mother of mothers,
She is the bearer of them that shall grow and be mates to the mothers.
Her daughters or their daughters' daughters - who knows who shall mate with them?
Who knows through the centuries what heroes may come from them?"
- excerpts from "Poem of the Body" by Walt Whitman