Genealogists certainly do have a sense of humor. The following “sad news” was received from the Iowa Genealogical Society:
Des Moines, Iowa. Having faithfully served the genealogical community for almost 13 years, Heating Unit #1 of the Iowa Genealogical Society died in late November 2015. It will be missed by all. It began failing in early November and by the end of the month, the heating professionals removed life support, saying that it was unsafe. It is survived by its twin, Heating Unit #2, which continues to bear the burden of providing heat to the library, and cousins Units # 3,4,5 and 6 which support the remaining areas of the building.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Iowa Genealogical Society, 628 East Grand, Des Moines, IA 50309. Interment and replacement costs are estimated to be approximately $8,000. The family is working with Mid American Energy to defray part of these costs.