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  •  Hi, Ole Texan! Glad you're back-- (14+ / 0-)

    Your desire to find your bloodline and relations is completely understandable.  Something I've learned with family is that sometimes people get lost, either because they want to be lost or because other family members are ashamed and enforce an informal code of silence.  I've been chasing a great-great grandfather who remains elusive, because his sole knowledgeable descendant, my grandmother, carried his secrets to her grave.

    Similarly, it was only a slip of an elder's tongue that revealed my husband's family connection to Patsy Cline (cousins, sort of).  She knew him as a little kid and called him, "the cutest little bugger" she'd ever seen.  

    But events that family takes pride in get amplified and rewritten, while the "shameful" gets buried, and is unearthed with only great diligence and a big measure of luck.

    It's great that you're getting lucky.

    "I speak the truth, not as much as I would, but as much as I dare, and I dare a little the more, as I grow older." --Montaigne

    by DrLori on Fri May 03, 2013 at 09:54:23 AM PDT

    •  And I am so glad to (9+ / 0-)

      see you DrLori. To read your kind words is education for me. It is so true that some times family members get lost. Whether intentionally or other wise it is true.

      I find your comment "other family members are ashamed and enforce an informal code of silence" falls right into my plate as I had always wondered why I was so blind of those around me in my family, now (ancestors).

      I think that my presence here was triggered when a family member`s slip of the tongue, as you describe, awakened in me that desire to find out things that had always had me confused.

      In your case, the slip of an elder`s tongue that revealed your husband`s family connection to Pasty Cline not only teaches me of the mysterious ways of genealogy, but also took me way back when I was stupidly in love with "I fall to pieces" by whom other, but Patsy Cline..."Crazy" Wow. Thanks DrLori for
      taking me back in memory lane. She was the "cutest grown-up bugger" I saw in those days DrLori.

      Please always stay close by.

      Old men tell same old stories

      by Ole Texan on Fri May 03, 2013 at 11:02:29 AM PDT

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