This came in from Donald Chan last night as we delve further into the content of those crib sheets:
Greg, I talked to my dad, and have discovered that I wasn’t exactly correct about those crib sheets. All of the “crib sheets” in my possession are not from when my grandfather immigrated. They (or the vast majority) are crib sheets for my grandmother when my grandfather applied for her to come to the US in the 1950’s! They had actually sent letters to each other to ensure their “answers” were to match when she would be interviewed upon arrival. This included knowing her husband’s “paper” family history, not his real family. Well, those sheets were not what I thought, but still an amazing piece of history!
I certainly agree with Donald’s last line. Makes me proud of his family.