Say Hi to the Real Cale Lehman.

When I was little, one of my relatives told me about our family tree. She mentioned a person who had died several years ago, and I immediately fell in love with his name. That man’s name was Cale Lehman. He was my great-great-something uncle who was born in 1886.

Meet the real Cale Lehman! His full name was Cyrus Caleb Lehman, but he went by "Cale." My aunt sent me this picture, so Cale is slightly more removed from me than just a 2nd great uncle.  

Meet the real Cale Lehman! His full name was Cyrus Caleb Lehman, but he went by "Cale." My aunt sent me this picture, so Cale is slightly more removed from me than just a 2nd great uncle.  

Starting that day, Cale Lehman’s name went on a Sticky note in my mind, where it remained until I found a good use for it—a seer. A man who is brave, loyal, and loves well, but quietly, and he’s also a little sad. But the sadness isn’t the end of his story.

I LOVE that I was able to take the name of one of my relatives—a real person in my family line—and bring him back to life, in a manner of speaking. The real Cale Lehman will never know how he exists in the modern world, yet he does exist and I like it. :)