Bigfoot Wallace, a very famous Texas Ranger in the mid-1800s, with whom you would not want to mess, was 6’2” and 240 lbs – quite a big man back in those days. I am a lateral descendant (he had no children), according to Family Lore. Also according to Family Lore, HE is the reason we all have big feet. It stands to reason, right? Anyone named Bigfoot has to either have big feet .. or very small feet. Logic says, at 6’2”, we should probably go with B I G. One of my brothers sports a size 14 D – just sayin’, (Then again, no one would call my feet small either.)
Out of curiosity, I researched Wikipedia (Siri in word form). It turns out that Bigfoot Wallace died at the age of 82 …. in Bigfoot, Texas. Yes, he lived in a town named Bigfoot. Who knew? (They do have a museum, the only one anywhere, dedicated to Bigfoot Wallace.)
That stimulated another curiosity. I wonder what other Family Lore is a half-bubble off plumb. I remember my dad telling me that I should become a teacher, in case my husband died, then I would be home during the summer with my children. That made sense. My mother and all my friends’ mothers were always around. Family Lore – this is how it is.
I wonder what else I’m believing these days – is it based on fact, or Family Lore? What Family Lore are you believing?
PS . That’s a picture of William Alexander Anderson Wallace, aka Bigfoot Wallace