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From: "Sarah A. Jones" <>
Subject: Re: "The Sight"
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 18:44:27 -0800


In a message dated 98-02-06 14:42:03 EST, Joan wrote:

>My great-grand-aunt reportedly had "The Sight," which means she could
"see" things, things that had taken place far away or things that were to
take place in the future. I think old wives' tale indicated such a person
was born with a caul over their face, and I am not sure that "caul" meant
anything to her than a fold of skin of some kind.

A "caul" is a portion of the membrane that surrounds a fetus and that may
sometimes cover its head at birth.

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Sarah Ann Knecht Jones

Researching Lail, Newsom, Shawhan, Gustin, Sargent,
Davis, Clark, Harris, Thompson, Wilhelm, Knecht

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