Friday, July 29, 2011

My Ancestors Had a Sense of Humor!

I received this story about my great grandmother Winnie Haley Carr in my e-mail recently.  It is from an aunt who tells the story as it was told to her.  The story takes place in Charlotte County, VA on or close to the William Haley farm.  Apparently the "children" (Will's grandchildren) did not always do as they were instructed. (Imagine that!)

The children were told to stay out of a creek and they kept slipping off and going anyway.  Mother [one of Will's granddaughters] said they were in the creek and looked up to see these two men dressed in suits coming down the road.  They told the children it was against the law to swim in the creek and they [the children] were scared .  Come to find out it was Winnie and a sister dressed up as men! 

Cousins - Any idea which sister was Winnie's counterpart?

I think the Haley's must have laughed a lot!


  1. Very funny story. Thanks for sharing!

  2. There's always more than one way to handle a problem. Funny story. Thanks for sharing it.


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