My mom just told me yesterday that the reason her parents divorced back in the 1940's was because her mother was a party girl who preferred to spend her nights out clubbing with her girlfriends. I was shocked! My maternal grandfather died long before I was born but my grandmother didn't pass away until I was a freshman in high school. I remember her as a sweet, woman with long auburn hair usually swept up into a bun. She gave great hugs, made great dinner rolls, chicken and dumplings, and was a devout member of the local AME church. I just can't picture her as a party girl. A few years ago I found out that a distant cousin on my dads side got drunk and went berzerk one night and killed his wife and 2 kids before taking his own life. This was back in the late 1940's early 1950's. With some gentle prodding under the guise of doing a family scrapbook I found out that depression, diabetes, alcoholism, hypthyroidism, hypertension; twins, are all quite prevalent on dad's side of the family also. Now I'm worried I have inherited some of these things. Has anybody else found out a startling/disturbing family secret?