I am looking for your stories, 100-400 or so words telling something unique, fascinating, entertaining, whimsical, or just plain wow, a tale, a family legend from the lifetime of your parents, grandparents, or beyond for a new blog to be posted on memoriesbroughttolife.com in the near future.
It is intended to inspire and encourage folks to dig into their family’s living legacies and heritage and share the amazing stories that can be found there.
The theme for the stories is, “I did not know that!”
One of my friends shares a discovery of hers that her mother had been a Playboy Bunny for six months! She certainly was surprised when she found out.
From my family there is the story of my grandmother Celia who, so the story goes, was a teenage radical in Czarist Latvia around 1905. Unbeknownst to my great grandfather, grandmother Celia had been distributing radical leaflets and aroused the interest of the local Russian police.They came to the home of my great grandfather and wanted to search the home for radical literature.Quickly they stuffed the offending literature beneath the parlor room seat and sat my grandmother on it. The police searched throughout the home but did not find any leaflets.
Shortly thereafter my great grandfather decided to ship my grandmother and her younger sister off to America.
What delicious stories, narratives, are in your family tree?
Please post them here on Tuesdays with Deborah for us all to enjoy and send them along to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.