True Family Stories Sometimes
Saying for the Day: You can't believe everything your told.
Every Thursday for the last few weeks I have been sharing family stories and pictures.
These are stories that have been shared with me and I want to pass on to my grandchildren.
In some of the stories I am a participant in others I am not yet born.
Today I want to tell a story , a traditional story, about Grampa John and Grandma Leida Linna and me.
The two of them are pictured here in front of the big hay barn from the farm. I played in that barn as a kid.
According to this story because of the influence of Grandma Leidia some of the first words I spoke were in Finnish.
In fact I developed quite a Finnish vocabulary before I was four.
Then Grama Leidia died and little by little I lost it all.
That’s the way my dad , aunt Ida, and uncle Harold told the story.
I believed it. I told it to my children.
I couldn’t remember anything of that time but I believed it.
Now I discover you can’t believe everything your family tells you.
This story is not true unless I learned to talk in the womb.
Recently I did some family research putting together a family tree.
I researched birth and death dates along with other things.
I discovered my Grandma Leidia died when I was only three months old.
Unless I was a very fast learner she taught me no Finnish at all.
I never knew Finnish.
All family stories contain at least a grain of truth.
If grandma Leidia had lived I probably would have learned Finnish but she didn’t and I didn’t.
News from Pigeon Falls– The little town in my back yard– Eino went over the list he got from Mayor South and zeroed in on Frank Henipen. Frank has a very expensive house and was one of the most outspoken opponents of the new millage. So Eino went out to Frank’s house and told him that they had the Bishop dead to rights. Since they were sending the box from the Bishop’s house out to the state crime lab to see if there are fingerprints on the box or the documents. When the Bishop’s prints are found that will prove he did it. Of course if they find somebody else's prints then we will go after them. Now if it was somebody else and they came in and confessed before the material came back the town could probably work something out with them so there would be no jail time just a fine. Eino figures even if Frank didn’t do it he’ll share the information with his buddies and something could happen. Now we just wait and see. Of course despite Bree’s belief in Lutheran Bishop’s it could still be the Bishop.
Bree spent another day taking pictures.
The Methodists are having one of their big pasty sails Saturday. The ladies will start cooking early in the morning and hope to make 100 pasties. Our bikers who are staying a little longer because of the Celebration for Private Fuller said they would like to try one. These are not your little handful pasties. These are the big full meal kind.
The town is preparing for the big fourth of July celebration. There will be a street dance , fireworks, and of course the parade. The Liar’s Club 160 piece band will take part . All three of its members have been practicing hard. The consolidated high school band will not be coming this year as it is the year for them to be at Dirty Creek.
Bree stopped in to Nancy’s and says that the saffron this year is the best ever. She is too young for coffee but likes a cup of tea. She also picked up a little information on a local farmer.
Hazel Trumworthy, Pigeon Fall’s only Episcopal ( she goes to the Methodist Church) says that her church is going crazy. It has made the head Bishop a woman and one that believes in gays at that. They are almost as bad as those Lutherans. But she will never stop being Episcopal because she was born one and she will die one.
Today's Link- The Madness that is me.- Remember to put the words Dr. John in the comment for Jc Credit. Check on JC points here. Bree and Betty took all those empty pop cans back. Bree made a fortune ( we drink a lot of pop). Then we all went to the church. Betty and Bree took pictures while I got the material I needed for the next update for the church web page. In the afternoon we went ti Iron Mountain. Went to the dollar store so Bree could spend some of that money. Then we went to the lake and Bree and Betty swam. It was a great afternoon. From their to the Great Northern Steak House and super. Then off to the movies we saw Garfield, A Tale of Two Cats. I wanted to see Superman Returns but I lost out. I need a breathing treatment.