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Thread #144266 Message #3334958
Posted By: Will Fly
07-Apr-12 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: When does living history end?
Subject: RE: When does living history end?
Time is all a continuum, isn't it? Like Mo, I can recall chatting to my paternal grandfather when I was a child - I'd be about 10 and he was then about 55 years old. He told me stories about his grandfather - my g-g-grandfather - who was born in 1841.
A few years earlier, when I was about 6 or so, my maternal grandfather - born in 1878 - told me stories about his grandfather, another g-g-grandfather, who was born in 1809...
I'd be hard put to insert a marker somewhere here and call it "history" because, to me, it's just family fact. But I suppose it has to be "history" because the people we talked about - and now the people I once talked to - are all dead.
I'm just waiting for my grandchildren to become old enough to pass the stories on to.