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Are You My Cousin?: My Ancestors Had a Sense of Humor!

Are You My Cousin?

Discovering My Ancestors -- One Cousin at a Time

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I tell the stories of my ancestors’ lives. Whether they lived 20 years ago or 200 years ago, they each have a story to tell. Some ancestors tell their stories willingly. Others must have their stories carefully teased from the records. Sometimes the stories are sad. Sometimes the stories are happy. Sometimes the stories are just funny. Regardless, my ancestors’ stories shaped their lives and the lives of those that followed. Come and share in the tales!

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!



Blogger Harriet said...

Very funny story. Thanks for sharing!

July 29, 2011 at 8:59 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

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

July 30, 2011 at 11:28 PM  

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