MY ANALYSIS OF THE FAMILY HISTORY
I expect that I will develop this theme later.
It will be obvious that this is a prejudiced and personalised view. Ivor's comments would give these views balance.
My nephew researched the family history and found the will of my maternal grand-father.
In that will, all the issue were mentioned, except my mum. I thought, "Why could this be?" One answer could be that she was NOT his daughter, but was fathered by someone else. Mum certainly was the "odd one out" in the family and did nor seem to fit in.
Ivor, my brother uterine, is the "odd one out" in our family, yet my father favoured him. I thought, "Why should this be?" One answer is that he was fathered by a very good friend of my father, and that he knew this. Also, the friend would have to have been of a superior station for my father to believe that Ivor should develop into a superior person. Dad worked for the Singer Sewing Machine Co. and was close to the family. Also, dad had close friends in the management. Dad had gifts from the firm. Mum, often said, "Oh, I met this man, Ted, he had plenty of money and wanted to marry me." We always thought that this was a figment of her imagination. Was she inferring the truth?
Ivor's wife's daughter, Karen, is an "odd one out" in that she does not resemble her "father" but does resemble an old friend.
It is said, "Know your history and you will know your future." Has history repeated through three generations?
I used these thoughts as the basis for my work of fiction. Which I hope, one day to finish!
It is reckoned that one in ten children are not fathered my their "father"!
This may be a web site of interest.
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In person the similarity is more evident
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