Thursday, November 13, 2008

Family Secret Unshelved

If you want to hide a prior divorce from your children, don't leave a published account of it in your library.

Looking through Jeannette Edwards Rattray’s “East Hampton History and Genealogies” years ago at her mother’s house in Connecticut, Carol Rideout learned that her mom, Beryl Huntting Stanley, who was born and raised in East Hampton, had been divorced before she married Ms. Rideout’s father. Soon after she confronted her mother with the discovery, the genealogy book disappeared from the shelf. [Link]

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