From The Legal Genealogist to all those who have so enriched my life in 2020… I wish you the merriest of Christmases!
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Wish does not cover pandemics. Sigh. Wish also does not cover misuse, accident, lightning, flood, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, earthquake, hurricanes and other Acts of God, neglect, damage from improper reading, incorrect line voltage, improper or unauthorized reading, broken antenna or marred cabinet, missing or altered serial numbers, electromagnetic radiation from nuclear blasts, sonic boom vibrations, customer adjustments that are not covered in this list, and incidents owing to an airplane crash, ship sinking or taking on water, motor vehicle crashing, dropping the item, falling rocks, leaky roof, broken glass, mud slides, forest fire, or projectile (which can include, but not be limited to, arrows, bullets, shot, BB’s, shrapnel, lasers, napalm, torpedoes, tomatoes, or emissions of X-rays, Alpha, Beta and Gamma rays, knives, stones, etc.). It particularly does not cover fallout from voting for that man.
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Wish-maker does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed. GDPR-compliant, maybe. Grammar and punctuation in disclaimer is left as an exercise for the reader. Hand wash only, tumble dry on low heat. Harbormaster must approve all dockage. Harmful if swallowed. If a rash, redness, irritation, or swelling develops, discontinue reading. If any defects are discovered, do not attempt to fix them yourself, but return to an authorized service center; read at your own risk. If blurred vision occurs, flush eyes with water. If condition persists, consult your physician. If found, return to sender. If ingested, do not induce vomiting. If this wish is on a star, makes no difference who you are. If you are not the intended recipient, do not read. If you have to ask, you can’t afford it. Ignorance is no excuse. Illustrations are slightly enlarged to show detail.
Just add water. Just kidding. Keep away from fire or flames. Keep away from sunlight, pets, and really really small children. Keep children with you. Keep cool; process promptly. Keep right except to pass. Limit one-per-family please. Limited time offer, call now to ensure prompt delivery. List at least two alternate dates. List each check separately by bank number. Wish was current at time of printing. Ask for senior discount. Lost ticket pays maximum rate.
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Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear. One half hour earlier in Newfoundland. One size fits all. Open other end. Opinions are neither copyrighted nor trademarked. Opt in if you wish to allow law enfgorcement to access your DNA. Other copyright laws for specific entries apply wherever noted. Other restrictions may apply. Package sold by weight, not volume. Parental discretion advised. Past performance does not predict future results and people can and do lose money. Penalty for private use. Place stamp here. Please remain seated until the ride has come to a complete stop. Please step to the rear of the elevator. Poetry not accepted. Possible penalties for early withdrawal. Post office will not deliver without postage (nor, this year, on anything even remotely resembling on time). Prerecorded for this time zone. Press any key to continue. Price does not include taxes. Prices subject to change without notice. Privacy Notice: The contents herein are intended solely for the intended recipient. Processed at location stamped in code at top of carton. Processed in a facility where nuts are present. Professional wish-maker used in simulation.
Q did not approve this wish. Quantities are limited, while supplies last. Read at your own risk. Reader assumes full responsibility. Record additional transactions on back of previous stub. Recording prohibited. Replace with same type. Reproduction strictly prohibited. Restaurant package, not for resale. Return to sender, no forwarding order on file, unable to forward. Safety goggles may be required during use. Sanitized for your protection. Santa Claus is keeping a list. Sealed for your protection, do not use if the safety seal is broken. See label for sequence. Seedless watermelon may contain seeds. Send a self-addressed stamped envelope. Send no money now. Serial numbers must be visible. Shading within a garment may occur. Shipping and handling extra. Shock hazard. Shut off motor – No Smoking. Simulated picture. Slightly enlarged to show detail. Slightly higher west of the Mississippi. Slightly higher west of the Rockies. Slippery when wet. Small parts may present a choking hazard. Some assembly required. Some equipment shown is optional. Some of the trademarks mentioned in this product appear for identification purposes only. Stop, drop and roll. Subject to change without notice. Subject to Customer Agreement and credit approval. Substantial penalty for early withdrawal.
Taxes are the responsibility of the wish recipient (unless you’re in the 1%, in which case you’ve just gotten a tax break…). That dog won’t hunt. This wish is void where prohibited, taxed, or otherwise restricted. This is a disclaimer. This is not an offer to sell securities. This is only a test. This offer is void where prohibited, taxed, or otherwise restricted, which includes 98% of the world. This product is meant for educational purposes only. This supersedes all previous notices. Times approximate. Traffic fines doubled in construction zones.
Unattended children will be given espresso and a free kitten. Unauthorized copying strictly prohibited. Use only as directed. Use only in a well-ventilated area. User assumes full liabilities. Wear protective eyewear when using. Wish is provided “as is” without any warranties expressed or implied. You may distribute this message freely but you may not make a profit from it. You must be present to win. You must be this tall to enter this ride. You need not be present to win. Your canceled check is your receipt.
Vaccine must be kept at -70 degrees Celsius. Vehicles must be registered.
With six you get eggroll.
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And, of course, your mileage may vary.
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Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “The Legal Genealogist’s Christmas Wish 2020,” The Legal Genealogist (https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog : posted 25 Dec 2020).