Memories are a funny thing. Some remain elusive and others seem like they happened just yesterday. This blog contains many of my memories. My younger brother and I spent the day in Cannelton this summer doing some family research. I discovered that even though we were side by side through the years, his memories of the exact same event will be different than mine. When writing about past events, you just can’t be wrong. Don’t worry about being corrected. It is just someone else’s memory of the same event. One is not right or wrong when it comes to memories. Share your memories!
A lot of facts are actually someone else’s memories of an event. Dates, places and even names can be different. Again, are we right or wrong? Do I accept my grandfather’s family folklore of an event as fact or do I accept what I read in Goodspeeds 1885 history of that same event? Both are someone’s memories. Census, court records and cemeteries are usually dependable records, but the memories are open for discussion.
So please, leave comments and guest posts, discuss facts and share memories on my blog. I’ve been asked for my mailing address for folks without a computer.
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