great-aunt Ruth remembered a cute story that took place in my Mother’s
grandparents’ home when my Mother was a small child. It involved Mom walking
around the house and mentioned the northeast bedroom. The northeast bedroom?
As I read it, I scrunched my nose and made that face when I am certain that
something is wrong. My own grandparents had lived in the same home for thirty
years. I had been in it often. There was no northeast bedroom. The entire north
side of the house was the living room. Then I remembered.
My Grandparents, not needing the downstairs bedrooms, had taken down a wall and
enlarged the living room. The seeming error in my great-aunt’s story was
not an error at all. My personal memory was the problem. It only extended
through my life time. In this case the
discrepancy was small and my memory of what I had been told was able to rectify
it. Many times that is not the case. Don’t
assume that someone else’s memory is incorrect. It could be that your personal
knowledge is simply incomplete.
This tip originally ran in March 2019.
Source: Genealogy Tip of the Day http://genealogytipoftheday.com
Posted On: April 8, 2021 at 08:15AM