Family Hisotry - good, bad and ugly
These six history snippets from my family history are true - or so I've been told.
Murder most bloody.
early version of the chain saw. Chain saws first appeared in 1785 but became more prominent in 1926. The earliest were hand driven like an old egg beater or drill. Later ones where powered by various means but were large and cumbersome. Which one this supposed killer used, I don't know.
How to get away with murder.- My grandfather, the local justice of the peace, was once called to the scene of a murder where the husband reportedly killed his wife with a stick of fire wood and then threw the evidence into the wood stove.
Whiskey Anyone?- At another time, Granddad closed down a whiskey still and kept the equipment in the upper hall of his home waiting for the magistrate to come for a trial. My grandmother was not enamored of the resulting odor.
- Halloween PranksMy five uncles loved pranks and placed chickens in the school room on one Halloween. The resulting mess took days to clean and everyone had a holiday. You can still see that school in the historic village at Sherbrooke, Nova Scotia. Unfortunately, May 2015 there was a fire that caused some damage to this school house of the past.
Those five uncles later all served in the military during WW11.
- One family member was a bigamist... a war related event. Enough said.