The Waste Family
From "The Waste Family"
Compiled by Robert W. Waste,
reproduced here as originally
"I chatter, chatter,
as I flow
to join the brimming river;
For mon may come and mon
But I go on forever."
Like Alfred Tennnyson's babbling
brook, mankind perpetuates itself with a purpose. We are as billions
of drops of water that flow into the shimmering river of life,
and out again through the channel of death, leading to the beautiful
sea of eternal life.
The years between the beginning and
the end are filled with unrest and constant motion. A brook never
stops; neither can we. We must go on and on, working and wondering,
populating the earth with children, and raising them to efficiently
In the Bible is recorded the descending
genealogy from Adam and Eve to Charlemagne - King Charles the
Great of France (742-814), and his son Louis the Pious. Soon
after, the direct family line is obliterated by the marks of
time, and it disappeared.
Ever since, man has diligently searched
for this mysterious missing link between himself and the first
human beings - attempting to solve the mystery of life:
Who am I? he asks himself . . . Where
did I come from? . . . What is the source from which I spring?
. . . Where am I going? . . . Why am I as I am?
This, then, is the story of the 8
generations of the Waste family - as far back into the faded
past as we can go. We've touched the year of 1720, and stand
ready to reach out even further.
Tributaries of the Waste family have
cascaded over hills and through valleys, flowing westward from
Massachusetts to California. This, too, is the story of the Waste
people in America and those times in which they lived - peace
and war, depression and prosperity, heartbreak and happiness.
I am Robert W. Waste. I am proud
to introduce my forefathers:
Waste (1720 - 1765), my 4th
Waste, Sr. (1742-1818), my 3rd
Waste, Jr. (1772-1841), my 2nd
Waste (1795-1873), my great
Waste (1835-1882), my grandfather.
John Morton Waste (1877-1959), my
father, to whom this Book is dedicated.