This old tract was fun and talked about different personalities in a imaginary family. Grandpa Tate had two very different sons–
One was Mr. Dick Tate. He was bossy and got “miffed” if he didn’t get his way. He had a brother Ro Tate who kept changing everything. The family also had cousins Hesi Tate and Vege Tate who squashed any of the new proposals. Imi Tate just wanted worldly, expensive things and was a high maintenance socialite. A real negative family member was Devas Tate.
Two of the worst members were the twins. One, Irri Tate bugged, teased, and ridiculed everyone. The other, caused trouble by gossiping and back-biting, spreading untruths which caused unretractable damage. Also, she spread some true stories which were harmful, and unkind. Her name; Agi Tate.
The other side of the family was great! They were lead by Mr. Facili Tate. He and his side of the family were always pitching in. A very wise uncle Cogni Tate had good words to heal the situations the other family stirred up. He was able to calm the wild rapids in a stream and dowse the flames of the fires.
The best group members in the family were the Medi Tates who were very kind, thoughtful, patient, and faith-driven. They were “Blessings” to everyone in the family and the community.
The tract had words which I updated here, yet, the names remain the same in order to identify their traits. They were church members, yet I see people like them in families, schools and in workplace settings. Who are you?
From Grand Rapids, MI