|25th wedding anniversary, Boulevard Inn, Milwaukee|
So it was a real surprise when she related her own story about my research in Milwaukee's German newspapers: her hairdresser provided a detailed version of my biography relayed by instructors of a genealogy class at the public library! All sorts of detail unconnected with Milwaukee's German newspapers was included in the information.
This was an Aha! moment for me because of an incident at the local family history library where a researcher named Tom (an acolyte of the one true genealogy) LOUDLY regaled 4 or 5 patrons and me with his own version of my biography.
Betty and I had a good chuckle over this. From that time on she appreciated that my anecdotes about bullying librarians and threats from local genealogy queens were true.
She would also enjoy a good chuckle if she knew that a stranger attended her funeral service in May 2011 and actually approached me with a research question.