|About The Conrad-Thunstedt Family
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Welcome to our family tree. The site is home-paged based on our common relative, Milo William Conrad (Christen's brother's son, and John's daughter's son) Enjoy your visit. If you wish to contribute information (text or photos), please email us individually or through the email link on this page. Please note that all dates are only reasonably accurate due to the variety and quality of data sources. The following is an excerpt taken from a movie called "Thunderdome". It offers some thoughts about why this work is important to us: ---------------- In the last scene, Savannah is doing "the tell" in the broken English of her tribe, to what has now become a village full of people who have gathered to live in the ruins of the city. Her words begin while we are still looking at the city from the air, and feeling the sense of awe and loss that she and the others in the plane feel as they see it. Then, as we continue to hear her words, we see the village full of people sitting on the floor in the shell of one of the city's ruined buildings, listening to her recite the tell, as she cradles a baby in her lap. Some of the words she uses are similar to the words she used in the earlier tell at the oasis, but now she is more mature and she has the story right: "This you knows: the years travel fast and time after time I done the tell. But this ain't one body's tell; it's the tell of us all, and you've got to listen it and (re) member, cause what you hears today you gotta tell the newborn tomorrow. "I's lookin behind us now, into history back. I sees those of us that got the luck and started the haul for home and I members how it led us here and how we was heartbroke cause we seen what they once was. "One look and we knew'd we'd got it straight. Those what had gone before had the knowin and the doin and things beyond our reckonin, even beyond our dreamin. "Time counts and keeps countin and we knows now, findin the trick of what's been and lost ain't no easy ride. But that's our track. We gotta travel it and there ain't nobody knows wheres it's gonna lead. "Still, in all, every night we does the tell so that we member who we was and where we came from. "But most of all we members the man who finded us, him that came the salvage, and we lights the city not just for him but for all of 'em that are still out there, cause we knows there'll come a night when they sees the distant light and they'll be comin home." ------------ Love, Christen and John