For years Maudie Ellen Shelton was the family genealogist (up until her death in 1993). She could sit you down and talk your ear off for hours about Aunt Fat & Uncle Biggin and cousin what's his name who was married to the second cousin of the third daughter of your Aunt Goldie... (though the example is silly the names are real...and "Granny" really did this!).
When Martha and I were first married, she would want to go see her Granny. She would take me into Granny's home and Granny would start talking. Then Martha would sneak off with her aunt to do whatever. There she would leave me to listen to Granny's stories about all these relatives.
I was trying to make a good impression so I would listen politely...for hours it seemed. At the time I was so bored. Everything Granny was telling me seemed so unimportant.
It is amazing how our attitudes about what is important change with time. Now I wish I had paid attention and taken notes!
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