Very little was passed down to my father from his father. However, there was one item, even though most of the time it was either hidden away in a cupboard or occasionally brought out and dusted off. It was the Family Bible, large, heavy, old and musty.
I never really took much notice of it when I was young. When I was much older I happened to look at it more thoroughly. I found the centre pages where my Great Grandfather had written the details of his family events. I glanced down the list of names of each child, recognizing my “aunts and uncles”, then the name of my Grandfather and his younger sister. I then noticed, albeit quite faint, four other names. Who were they?
There were three males and one female. The dates, all around 1900. The first thing I noticed was the female had two dates, a birth and a death. She was just two years old. Who were the three remaining boys?
My curiosity was awakened. That was over thirty years ago!
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