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Hello everyone! This week I have decided to have the discussion focus on your family's story. I will give an example of the defining story that my family has passed down for generations. I think this will make for a good discussion because it is unique to each individual, and each story is very interesting. So...
What is your Family's story?
You can talk about how your family came to be where it is, or an important event in your family's history that still defines it today. For me, that story is the story of John Palmer.
John Palmer came over as an early settler in Pennsylvania. He was a Quaker, and good friends with William Penn. When they came to America (seeking religious freedom), Penn gave him 1,000 acres of land as a result. John Palmer was one of the earliest settlers, and a lot of the land he owned is now the town of Langhorne (where some of my family still lives).
One significant aspect of the story of John Palmer for us is that he planted a pear tree. That pear tree stood for centuries until the late 1800s when it was cut down to build the Langhorne train station. When I was young, my father planted a pear tree in our yard (as well as some other trees) in acknowledgement of that aspect of our heritage.
Another fun fact about our family name "Palmer" is that it comes from the people who laid Palm Leaves at Jesus' feet as he rode into Jerusalem. We have a painting of that event on our wall.
Anyway, please discuss what your family's story is. I will upvote any engaging comments so that they earn an equal share of this post's liquid rewards!
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