GenTales
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GenTales

GenTales

Stories My Grandmother Used to Tell (That Weren’t True)

Fanciful anecdotes versus the real family history

Sepia depression era image of a dirty man and his wife holding a baby
My great-grandparents holding my grandmother. Iowa circa 1920.

There are a lot of anecdotes that would fall under the umbrella of this title. My maternal grandmother loved to tell stories. Unfortunately, she had a habit of telling them as if they were true. We couldn’t always tell the truth from the fiction…

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