I was wondering if this is only my family or not, but has anyone else discovered some lies in the family?
My father was told a beautiful story about my 2nd great grandparents Lucia and Lorenzo. He was told that Lorenzo was a cop in Rome. Lucia was very pretty but was very religious and considering to be a nun... however one day when Lorenzo was policing, he saw Lucia out front of the Vatican. He fell in love at first sight as did she. They then married and came to America together in 1903. I always was awed at how romantic their story was.
My father was also told that when Lorenzo came here that he came with $1,800. My father nor I ever questioned the money story because Lorenzo lived very, very wealthily when he lived in America. I never questioned the story of him and Lucia meeting either because they were always so in love in photos.
However... it all turned out to be lies!
Lorenzo came as a small boy at 12 with no money whatsoever in the 1890s. Lucia and him married in Brooklyn, NYC. It also looks like Lucia came here as a small girl also in the 1890s.
This is not the only few lies that I discovered! I also found that my great great great grandmother was quite good at spinning stories and was very fond of "half-truths" - especially with her children! She had a tendency to reveal separate parts of her life story to each child and grandchild.
I am curious if this had happened to anyone else... if it has happened to you, were you disappointed?