I was listening to Luckie Daniels of OurGeorgiaRoots have a discussion with her daughter and it so reminded me of my Mom and myself.

At that moment it reminded me of something that happened when I was about 5 or 6 years old and I would love to share.


I remember getting in the back seat of my Mom’s car or one of her friend’s car. The seat had to be let down and pulled up for me to get in the back. As I was climbing in the back there were a pack of mints called “Velamints” on the floor. Of course me as a kid was thinking “Candy” and reached down for them. My mom yelled at me “NO” that is Medicine and you don’t eat that.

I’m laughing now because I was well into my twenties when I realized that they were just mints. I took what my mom said to me to be true and carried it with me until I realized the truth.

We as children look to our parents and what they say to us a being Gospel so I know that I’m not the only one that this has happened to.

Please share your stories so we can get a laugh as I did remembering this story. Believe me the more I think about it the more I laugh…….


  1. Stephani says:

    Now I don’t have any true or false tales, other than Easter bunny, Tooth Fairy and Santa Claus of my childhood, but I am sure my sons have several tales that I had told keep them in bed and such..LOL

  2. Jade says:

    I became inersetted when my mother told me that her aunt had kicked her daughter in the stomach, and she died from it. I wanted to find out if this was so. (No, have not found the answer as of yet). I was told had relatives in Montana, was related to the Rockerfellers both are true. Only the Rockerfellers leg went off in a different direction! I have found two cousins since starting to do genealogy. One in Oregon and one in Canada. The one in Canada had spent a lot of time trying to find my father, so he was very excited when I sent emails to several of the Jekill name I was looking for. And as most of everyone else, am hooked!!!

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