Jan G. Otterstrom F.

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ANCESTORS III (Scotland Sir!)

Conspirators kill King Duncan
Macbeth’s hands in blood, later Scotland
brutally falls to the British Monarchy
years passed, until barely a teenage girl
Jane of Edinburgh, descendent of the fallen King
converts to the Restored religion
rejected by her mother and brother, father dead
she listens to her dream, to leave for London
working as a chambermaid to earn her passage
to America, to become the mother, bold example
for numerous generations of her unborn kin
as she walked from Winter Quarters, Nebraska
in pioneer company, her fine delicate feet grew a size for Zion
to the Great Salt Lake, then by buggy to Kanarraville
Iron County, named for a Paiute Indian Chief, as Mrs. Brown.

Jan G. Otterstrom F. 7/14/2013