The Report of My Absence

04 October 2011 | Tags: ,

The report of my absence from the blog is a dull but busy affair. A bout of employment, the business of seeing further employment, and other temporary issues kept me thinking about posting publicly, but away from taking the time to do so. It wasn’t much of a vacation. But it’s time to settle the itch of updating the blog, and to bring up some interesting exercises from my own research, which continued as it always does when given a chance.

In keeping with the “Scribbled” theme of family history (but not mine in particular), I offer a reminder from May 1897 to not treat obituaries as proof without further evidence:

Twain Exaggeration, 1897

“James Ross Clemens, a cousin of mine was seriously ill two or three weeks ago, in London, but [scribbled deletion] is well now. [scribbled deletion]

“The report of my illness grew out of his illness, the report of my death was an exaggeration.”
[signed] Mark Twain

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