Today’s Tip: Watch out for that insideous ‘Assume’ …. you know what it can do!
I don’t know about you, but I have to constantly fight a constant battle with a persistant foe: “Assume”!
He/She is a chronic, persistant, strong foe for me. I frequently find myself in a fight with Assume without almost knowing it.
Just this early morning, there I was …. about to let her/him win! I was transcribing a lovely (and I do mean lovely) interrment list from the St. Nicholas Cemetery in Belle River, Douglas County, Minnesota. I was deep into a family line of Patruick (changed to Patrick since the local Swedes couldn’t pronoun the Bohemian Patruick) and I came upon a Mary.
“Assume” quietly told me ‘Hey, must be Joseph’s wife, Mary. He’s right next door.’ Almost fell for it, until I double checked a generation back and a generation forward and found four more Marys! AH HA! Take that, Assume! I kept Mary in abeyance until I find out exactly which one she is! Sure, logic might say a wife is next to her husband ….. but perhaps so would be his sister or favorite Aunt.
Assume almost did her/his business on me yet again!
So …. if you are like me … be ever vigilant against ‘Assume’.
You know what it can do!
Onward To Our Past,