Although I deleted my last post, [Stories Told In and Out of School],it is bound to be somewhere out in cyberspace, and I am very sorry that it is.
We were to write this week about stories told to us when we were young, and in it I inquired about a story told to me and my siblings by our father.We could not remember the ending, and I had hoped someone could enlighten me.
What I did not know is that we were told a version of the story that was “politically corrected”, and apparently edited by my father, or perhaps his mother before him, as she was not in the least bit prejudiced, either.
I had no idea that the story had roots in ugly caricature stereotypes shamefully used by the worst bigots within our country. Since I have not heard this story in any form in half a century, let us pray that such stories are in the past, never to be repeated again. I am terribly sorry that I opened a door to it at all, but I assure you, I never would have had I known there was anything offensive or even remotely suggested as such within the story.
For the first time I am glad that I had few visitors to my post and I now ask that anyone who may still have it within their email to please delete it. I thank Jeff Salter for his gentle information and links to stories much like the one I had in my post.The links enlightened me to the roots of the story and I did not have to read far to see that I needed to remove any connection with it from this blog and frankly, anything about it attached to my, (our), good name(s).
Thank you and gain, I apologize. I truly had no idea.