My older sister was about 10 years old at the time and we were celebrating St Patrick's Day out at the Hot Springs. At some point we heard that Ailsa had been pushed down a steep cliff by the big boys from another school and had rolled through barbed wire before coming to a halt at the bottom of the cliff. It seemed to be a terrible accident and we were very scared when we heard she had already been taken into town to the Doctor. We were sure the boys would be taken to jail and were most disappointed when that didn't happen! The school appeared to resolve the accident between themselves. She had dramatic <span 1.3;"="">barbed wire scars to show off following this episode, covering both her thighs. We were all rather jealous if the truth be told and she was always the winner when we were telling stories of terrible things that had happened to us!
Marie: And yet another story!
It seems to be a trait of the elderly to tell stories and often repeat the same stories. As our family has a major Reunion in February 2015 I will tell a family story each day and NOT repeat it for 100 days. I will use christian names from our earlier generations as pseudonyms.