When you are young, the big people tell all kinds of stories–about their own childhoods, about friends we knew, and others we would never meet, about relatives near and far. And there are certain stories that are told as parables, nuggets of mystery, where the important part is what is not said. Plenty of those with our clan. And then there are the stories that are not told at all–to you. There are secrets, and then there are secrets told secretly.