Everyone over their life hears during family reunions or at Thanksgiving dinner gatherings the family “legends“, those stories of ancestors who either met a famous person, accomplished some great feat, was a war hero, invented a time saving device or somehow brought honor and glory to the family name. There are also those stories of ancestors known as the “black sheep” of the family with a bit of a shady past or reputation. For the most part these accounts were handed down over the generations by word of mouth and so can be unintentional twisted, changed, or modified by the time the current generation listens to the story.
If you have such a misconstrued family story and have either found the complete or partial truth behind the events, I would like to hear what you have. I’m collecting such family legends, stories, myths, along with what the true story is. Hopefully I can gather enough to put them into a collection and have a book published, titled, “Legends - Family Stories and Myths”.
Share with me what you know on such a story.
Contact: Alice L. Luckhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org