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From: "cinnamon" <>
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] 'What do you think?' FOR SARA too
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 17:24:57 +1000
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I used to live next door to a woman who had Manic Depression. She led a
normal life as long as she took her medication, except -
her mood swings were sudden and explosive, one minute she was making me a
Xmas cake and the next I was violently denied access 'ever again' because of
some imagined slight. She was hospitalised on numerous occasions. I used to
take her clothes and stuff to the hospital. A lovely person, but you could
never be sure which 'face' she would be wearing. I guess this would be why
your gggf was put in the asylum; because they didn't understand that it was
a sickness and not his natural nature. Not many people do understand, and
assume they are just being nasty.
----- Original Message -----
From: Sara Thomas <>
Sent: Thursday, October 25, 2001 7:16 AM
Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] 'What do you think?' FOR SARA
> No, the report of the asylum suggests that he was suffering from manic
> depression. He died a relatively young man (49), not long after the
> death of his second wife, and his two young daughters were sent to
> Canada to stay with an aunt and 'find husbands'. They succeeded in
> doing this, but I guess would not have if their terrible secret (for
> those days) was known. I have written family accounts which gloss over
> this entirely. Do I now tell my cousins in Canada?
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Betty" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 9:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] 'What do you think?' FOR SARA
> > Hi Sara.
> > I read your comment about your great great grandfather ending up his
> life in
> > a "lunatic asylum". Perhaps your gr. gr. g.father had Alzhymers. I
> > think in those days, many of the diseases we know of to-day, there
> was no
> > true diagnosis. for. Just a thought.
> > Betty
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Sara Thomas" <>
> > To: <>
> > Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 1:53 PM
> > Subject: Re: [ABERDEEN] 'What do you think?'
> > > Hello Rhonda
> > > Maybe it was a little too soon to reveal this, although not to
> > > and store the information.
> > > I have discovered that one of my gt gt grandfathers ended his life
> > > a lunatic asylum. This was hidden by my great grandmother (his
> > > daughter), and her children and grandchildren (including my
> > > knew nothing about it, or I would have been told. Do I now tell
> > > family, or wait for one more generation to pass?
> > > Sara
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "RHONDA ROSS" <>
> > > To: <>
> > > Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 2:17 PM
> > > Subject: [ABERDEEN] 'What do you think?'
> > >
> > >
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > 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.
> > >
> > >
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