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Subject: Re: Skeletons
Date: Thu, 10 Dec 1998 14:59:39 EST
Isn't it true, the more things change, the more they stay the same?
My grandmother made my sister so uncomfortable about the fact she was born so
soon after our parents married. In the past few years I have learned that
grandpa and his younger sister were fathered by their mother's brother-in-law.
Then she married someone else and had several more children.
Well, at my father's funeral the obit gave a wedding date and my sister was so
relieved! (My parents would never say more than that they were married in a
particular month, just 9 months before sis arrived.) After the funeral my mom
and I were looking through papers for my dad's discharge papers. Lo! and
behold! I found a wedding certificate. Dog gone! Mom and Dad didn't even
get married until sis was a year and a half old! To this day sis doesn't
know. (At least she never heard it from me although I have urged, begged, and
pleaded w/Mom to tell us the love story and definitely think she should tell
sis. I, quite frankly, find it difficult to believe that sis has never
requested her birth certificate and who knows how it was handled over 50 years
ago but I am sure Dad's name probably isn't on the certificate unless he did a
formal adoption after the marriage took place.)
And now, just this week I have met a cousin on grandpa's side who has the
names, but different facts! Yes, isn't genealogy interesting! (To say the
Nancy (Surnames: RILEY OLDS GISH FEEK/FEIK LOVELAND BUSH
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