I've had a bit of extra time on my hands, thanks to my immunocompromised status and a certain pandemic that just won't end. It has been frustrating, and sad, and boring, but the silver lining is always there. This time, it appeared as a rabbit hole that led straight to where the Lilly family landed in Pennsylvania.
With some ancestors, it's easy to find just about anything you'd want to know. Sometimes, though, that still isn't enough, and it's time to branch out to discover more.
Did Grandpa really lie his way into the military at age 16? I was pretty curious about that legend. But never - not in a million years - did I expect to learn the truth behind it.