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I Learned Something New Today

Now, I realise that this is going to probably be a be a bit mental to most people. In fact I’m flabbergasted myself. lol!

Today I learned my grandfathers christian name.

I’m not joking.

We all did actually.

As they lowered him into the ground I caught sight of the plaque adorning his coffin. I leaned forward following it with my eyes into the ground. & I thought I was seeing things. Then when they put the little marker beside the grave there it was.

& we went for tea, there I told my mother who didn’t know either, & my sister, who also didn’t have a clue.

So here we are. Me at forty & my sister at forty-four learning our grandfathers name for the first time. & my mother learning her own fathers name for the [b]FIRST TIME!!![/b]

Harold. His name was Harold. We had always assumed Henry. Who wouldn’t with him going by Harry?

I’m amazed actually 😂😂😂
MyPathOfTotality · 46-50, M
Lol that's cute. I had a similar situation with one of my uncles. I didn't realize John Scott was his first and middle name until I was much older. I read his name on his monument when they purchased it a few years before he passed. Everyone calls him Fred so that's what I thought his name was.
[@958812,MyPathOfTotality] entirely fair. Lol!
ArtieKat · 61-69, M
Why, after all you've posted, am I [b]not[/b] surprised your mother didn't know her father's real name? :-)
ArtieKat · 61-69, M
[@453451,SevenTierCrazyCake] OK. :-)
[@9450,ArtieKat] LMAO! I’m just trying to explain it in my head. Don’t mind me.
ArtieKat · 61-69, M
[@453451,SevenTierCrazyCake] You carry right on.
damselfly · 100+, F
[@136091,damselfly] whatcha gonna do. 🤷🏻‍♀️😂
Classified · M
What is a Christian name? 😃
[@444927,Classified] your first name... in Christian countries.
Classified · M
[@453451,SevenTierCrazyCake] Oh that's quite simple actually 😃

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