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  •  Oddly, I have no known relatives who fought (1+ / 0-)
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    on either side...'course, that could just be a result of my family disowning, snubbing, and losing track of large chunks of itself for decades on end:  I don't know anything about anyone in any of my supposed families  There are not even stories of the civil war era in my family.  I know that my paternal grandmother was slated to be the next ex-plantation matriarch until she took up with my share-cropper paternal grand-dad...but that's actually past where all the stories end.

    Show me the whisky stains on the floor
    Show me an old drunkard as he stumbles to the door
    And I'll see a young man with so many reasons why...
    ...and there, but for FORTUNE, go you - or I... - thanks, Phil

    by chmood on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 09:10:34 AM PDT

    •  I knew nothing growing up. (0+ / 0-)

      My parents were divorced.

      Both of them had parents who divorced.

      At some point I simply decided that knowing these things mattered and set out to find them.

      Christian was my first big surprise but there have been others.  Some good, some bad, but all I feel better for the knowing.

      "I don't give them Hell. I just tell the truth about them and they think it's Hell."

      by Notthemayor on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 11:26:23 AM PDT

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