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 Posted: Thu Aug 14th, 2008 05:33 am
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Sorry, but on this one I go with my family

If yours is anything like mine, Mother's statements cannot be corroborated by older brothers and sisters. There's not much fact in any of the stories. Most of what I recollect that she told me are thoroughly pooh-poohed by the elder sibs. So either I don't recollect properly or the Mom lied to me.

A favorite tale is that I could sing the entire "You are my Sunshine," song before I was one. Repeat that to any of the four older sibs and you get a smirk -- meaning Mother was telling tales again.

Can't say that your family lied, but the tales do get embellished some. Family tales are the least reliable form of historical lore.


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