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Old July 6th, 2013, 07:19 AM   #1
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Tell Some Unusual Tales From Previous Generations of Your Family

Here are some of mine I've heard when I was a kid:

1. Way back when, while living on a farm, my grandmother used to say that the women used to give birth to a baby in the morning, and be working back in the fields in the afternoon.

2. My grandfather was a priest some 100 years ago in Germany, and he told stories of the nuns at the monastery routinely giving birth to babies, killing them, and disposing of them in a secret vault in the basement of the monastery.

3. Grandma also said while living on the farm in Canada, snowstorms were so bad that they had a rope between the house & barn to follow, or else you would be lost and not make it back to the house alive.

4. Grandma would also warn us to be good, or we'll go to jail, and all they give you is bread & water to eat & drink.

5. The grandparents told stories about inflation being so bad & the money being so worthless in Germany, that they had to bring a wheel barrow of money to the bakery to buy a loaf of bread.

6. My grandma never got over the depression, even decades later; I remember when she made breakfast, she would spend minutes scraping every last molecule of egg out of the shell with her thumb. I can never stop thinking of that when I break open an egg; I deliberately only just use what falls out of the shell, and don't worry about any remnants.
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Old July 8th, 2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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My Great-grandmother was living in Chubut, as was her daughter, who had thirteen children. The Argentines started forcing Spanish instead of Cymraeg/'Welsh' on our schools and calling up the boys to fight the Indians, whom we got on with (and making them drill on Sunday what's more). Then, to crown it all, the river flooded, so a lot of people decided to go to Canada, and, for assisted passages, they had to come back here. The family met my grandfather's cousin and her thirteen children in Liverpool, and they kept in touch, which is where the story comes from. As I received the story, each family was given an axe, a spade and some sacks of grain, and when they got to some desolate bit of Seskatchewan they stopped the train and said, 'That's your bit'. They dug holes with the spade, cut down trees to make a roof and lived there in the holes all winter, after which those who survived used the spades to dig land to plant the grain. That's what my Mother told me, whatever - and I am in touch with some who went back to the Chubut, deciding Spanish and floods might be preferable to the British Imperial project!
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Old July 8th, 2013, 11:51 AM   #3
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My Great-grandmother was living in Chubut, as was her daughter, who had thirteen children. The Argentines started forcing Spanish instead of Cymraeg/'Welsh' on our schools and calling up the boys to fight the Indians, whom we got on with (and making them drill on Sunday what's more). Then, to crown it all, the river flooded, so a lot of people decided to go to Canada, and, for assisted passages, they had to come back here. The family met my grandfather's cousin and her thirteen children in Liverpool, and they kept in touch, which is where the story comes from. As I received the story, each family was given an axe, a spade and some sacks of grain, and when they got to some desolate bit of Seskatchewan they stopped the train and said, 'That's your bit'. They dug holes with the spade, cut down trees to make a roof and lived there in the holes all winter, after which those who survived used the spades to dig land to plant the grain. That's what my Mother told me, whatever - and I am in touch with some who went back to the Chubut, deciding Spanish and floods might be preferable to the British Imperial project!
That truly does explain a lot.....my sympathy is yours.
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Old April 4th, 2014, 12:00 PM   #4
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Bumped up to the top for additional juicy stories!!!
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Old April 4th, 2014, 03:30 PM   #5
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Once upon a time there was a silly little person he didn't think much but he insisted on posting pictures of his buttcrack and little intelligent content.

He also made an attempt at intelligence but out only came off as extreme bigotry.

His name Aufgeblassen
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Old April 4th, 2014, 04:05 PM   #6
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Try to stay on topic --- OK???
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Old April 4th, 2014, 04:19 PM   #7
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Indeed.
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