Having followed this blog on another site , a few have asked 'Why this name ?'
I am remembering many things from childhood , so I remember my true experiences ( thoughts/feelings/actions) from that point of view.
I have heard many of these stories often -from the point of view of different narrators-each influenced by their own experiences /needs .
As listener , my reactions differed because of my age and life knowledge , with each telling. So , I added new bits and facts , always understanding more than before .
Now I approach these stories as a sixty year old , whose life experience to this point has sorted out things a great deal more than I was able as a child .
I want younger ones to know the stories from my place , and untangle what they can with each hearing and retelling . I want them to picture it in their heads , under their own influence . I want that picture to clarify itself when their parents , grandparents , aunts and uncles remember and retell it their way .
Whose to know if it is truth or tale ? I am of the opinion that both words are essential to name the stories that I write here .
The truth is in the facts and the tale is in the telling .
This blog is only the next step in the ' tale-ing' of our family stories .