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From: "Linda Woodward Geiger" <>
Subject: RE: [APG] How old were you when?
Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 18:23:06 -0500
When my twin brother and I were in the sixth grade, our teacher (she played
bridge with our Mom and Dad) asked the class to do a bit of sleuthing and
determine the place of birth of our parents --- this, we would soon
discovered was her introduction to the family history unit she'd planned.
That evening we asked our parents in a rather nonchalant manner, when they
were not in the same room, of course. Oh, we were being so clever ;-)
In class the next day we gave our report--Mom was born in Concord, New
Hampshire and Dad was born in West Overshoe, ThreeBucklesUp. Several of our
classmates chuckled and Miss Rising informed us that we'd better ask Dad
again and this time tell him it was for a school project. In no time I was
doing some real sleuthing.
I interviewed everyone who was connected to the family, but unlike many of
my esteemed colleagues, I never kept a good log and many of those old
stories confused --was it Aunt Josie, or Aunt Mary who would sneak Priscilla
out of the barn in the middle of the night?????? Oh, Priscilla --- I do
remember, she was the horse.
Thanks for the memories --- Linda
Linda Woodward Geiger, CG, CGL
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