Saturday, January 15, 2011

Let me count the ways...

Dear In-law Great, Great, Great Grandfather Smith,

I am putting you on my list of people I hope to have dinner with one day in heaven, or wherever it is we go. I really, though, have only one question for you: How did you REALLY spell your first name?

Was it Kilbourne, Kilbourn, Cilburn, Cilborn, Kilburn, Kiburn, Kilorn, Kilbouen, or Killborn? Because I have now found you listed each of these ways. Numerous times. I thought your unique first name would make you easier to research, but honestly, searching for every spelling possible is just about IMpossible.


1 comment:

  1. This may be one of the few circumstances one could be grateful for a surname as "simple" as Smith.