More Whoppers Families Tell You
Just reading about Sue Graham's post regarding the whoppers families
tell brought to mind a whopper in our family.
I really can't mention names, because I am sworn to secrecy.
But a certain person's great grandmother was so secretive about her age that
she went so far as to cut up her marriage certificate and hide the pieces
inside her handbag, never ever leaving the bag out of her sight.
No ammount of pleading or trickery would loosen her lips as to her age.
Then on the 7 September in 1989, with all the family and friends gathered,
preparing the house and food for her birthday celebrations,
(we still only knew the date and not the age) the doorbell rang,
"Will somebody get the door?" she called.
Can you imagine our surprise when we saw it was a telegram from the Queen;
congratulating her on reaching 100 years of age!
God love her, she died the next year on the 14 April 1990
You see! she had never wanted anyone to know that she was 7 years older than her husband - It was like that back then.