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  •  Oh, crapo! Ok, I know it's pronounced (5+ / 0-)
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    with a long a, but that seemed to fit.

    I never would have imagined he would be one to run afoul of this. He always seemed to me to be a reasonable, responsible type. But perhaps that's because I remember one of my first introductions to Idaho Republicanism: George Hansen.

    Moderation in most things.

    by billmosby on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 07:04:13 PM PST

    •  The name is derived from (6+ / 0-)

      the original French surname, spelled Crapeau or Crapeaux or any of several veriations thereupon.

      Supposedly, there was one Pierre Crapeau or Crapeaux who immigrated (was shipwrecked) in Massachusetts around 1700, the name was changed to Crapo, and anyone with that name in their family tree is related.

      Hi, cousin Mike.

      The truth is rarely pure and never simple. -- Oscar Wilde

      by Mnemosyne on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 08:54:31 PM PST

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      •  I had a friend who was in high school (1+ / 0-)
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        in Idaho Falls in the early 70s. She said her best friends included some of the Crapos. There were a couple of other family names from there which could elicit a giggle, and the friend would sometimes joke about those other friends of hers: "all my friends are Boozers and Tramps".

        Moderation in most things.

        by billmosby on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 10:32:51 PM PST

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      •  Hmmph. Covering up his drinking by claiming (0+ / 0-)

        to be a devout Mormon AND

        covering up his Frenchness by altering the spelling of his surname.

        Wonder what else?

        Notice: This Comment © 2012 ROGNM

        by ROGNM on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 04:29:25 PM PST

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