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Re: "Let sleeping dogs lie."
In Response To: "Let sleeping dogs lie." ()
Ed, I hear that all of the time...what is so funny is the fact that many of the relatives give me compliments about the research into the family, but when I get really involved and start looking up someone like a cousin Ned, or Uncle Willie, or even an Aunt Mmma, they look at me an say "Let sleeping dogs lie". For instance I found out that one particular relative had been married three times, and had children by his wives, but as years went by no one ever said anything and some folks just listed the children under the guy's third wife, so many of us thought she had those children when she did not. That's when I found out different, asked about it, and someone said, "We do not need to know the past." Joseph
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