Oh dear I could mortify myself very easily! We travelled by train to our Nanas most holidays even before I could read the names of the stations. This particular time I was 'in charge' accompanying my younger brother. At that time in history above our seats was a card showing where we came from and where we were going to. The people in the seats behind us said "we have cousins there do you know them?" (and told us their surname). I gave my brother a good hard poke to keep him quiet and said "No never heard of them." Well I never heard the end of that story as they were our first cousins and according to that family I'd DISOWNED them! Later in life I had some communication with this family who had asked the question on the train, and always made out it was my sister not me!
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.