Thursday, March 8, 2018

Secrets and Lies #8

My dad’s dad took off and started a new family without bothering to divorce my grandmother, then left family #2, never to be heard from again. In total he had five sons and two daughters. The nursing-home staff where he died thought he was a sweet old man, and couldn’t understand why his family never visited.


  1. We could be related! My mom's dad had at least two separate families...and a bit of dubious unexplained history between. (This all said assuming this was a secret, and not a lie!)

  2. Hmm . . . my husband had five daughters and one son. But he did it legally, and never disappeared.

  3. I didn't realize this behavior was this common!

  4. I've seen quite a few episodes of "Who Do You Think You Are?" that feature secret families like this. Fascinating.


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