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Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] 'What do you think?'
Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2001 11:50:19 -0400
Here is a funny story from my family. My grandmother, called Louie, one day came down the stairs (she lived with my parents) and she was wringing her hands and very, very upset. My mother asked her what was wrong and Louie said, "I hate to tell you, but your father and I had to get married". Well, Ma burst out laughing and said she knew and it wasn't a big deal after 60+ years! We knew they had gotten married Feb 22 1922 and her first child, Douglas George, had been born on March 3, 1922. Unfortunately, that baby died a few weeks later, but it must have been preying on her mind all those years. Finally we got her to see how silly she was to be upset about it. She was married to Grampa for over 40 years, so it's not like it was the end of the world. And we teased her about it until she died in 1991. "Remember the cabbage patch, Louie" and she would hollar to stop it, which would send us all (including her) into giggles!. So your family should not let something like !
Grandma shaving a few years off her age create a rift in your family.
> From: "RHONDA ROSS" <>
> Date: 2001/10/24 Wed PM 11:17:41 EDT
> Subject: [ABERDEEN] 'What do you think?'
> I would be interested in other lister's opinions. I have been researching the family history for nearly 2 years now, having a lot of fun in the process but I now find that I have upset some relatives close to me which was entirely unintended. I discovered that my Grandmother had changed her birth by 3 years to her advantage , a fact that her family were not aware of until I told them. They feel that it was a secret that she took to her grave and feel that she would not have liked her family to know. My Husband is of the opinion that I should have kept the information to myself and then they would not have been hurt. I like Genealogy for a multitude of reasons, I feel I know the ancestors that I discover, where and how they lived, I enjoy the contact I have with people with the same interests (particularly mailing lists), my knowledge of history and geography have improved greatly and nothing would give me greater pleasure than to think that maybe in 100 years a GG Grand-da!
> hter or son is discovering how I lived.
> What do you think?
> Rhonda In Cairns, researching YULE and ANDERSON families
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