Genealogy involves a lot of names, places, and dates. Data. What are often missing are the actual stories of the lives behind the data.
Every Monday, I want to feature a ‘memory’ from the family tree… short, informal, uncorroborated. Memories can be funny, sad, heart-warming, or just interesting. The subject of the story should be someone in the tree, but not still living (for privacy reasons).
It was recently relayed to me that Maggie Park was notorious for eavesdropping on the party line that was shared by four farms in Hamiota, MB. The story goes that folks from the other three farms would routinely say “Goodbye Maggie!” as they ended their telephone conversations.