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« on: October 23, 2010, 03:58:46 pm »

Share something that we may not know about you, your fids, family...etc.
No, I'm not asking to divulge too personal of tales, whatever you wish!
We can learn from this in general, about each others fids/pets, family and tales!
C'mon, weirdo3 it'll be fun!!!   handshappy

K, I will go first!

My grandfather was a professional photographer.  He specialized in calendar girls (no neeked ones!) and worked with the Gabor (ZaZa/ Eva) sisters.
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 04:18:40 pm »

okay if i dont know, how can i tell you?  dknow 

but anyway, something interesting? hmmmm  confused
my grandpa could wiggle his ears...
or maybe...
i'm related to Fletcher Christian, who led the mutiny on the Bounty. my grandma was a Christian. She was born and raised in Christian's Bend Tennessee. I dont think its a real town, just an area that's called that by the locals.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 04:28:41 pm »

 slaph I re-read it and changed it Tozie!  It did sound just like you said but you got it right!

And ya never know....with talk of people's heritage and history it may help me with history...I am terrible at it!
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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010, 05:06:13 pm »

Hmm. confused

- My G.Grandpa lied about his age and joined the Army in WWI.  That is where he met my G.Gramma in France and the rest is history.  His G.Grampa also fought in the Civil War.  Both had the same first name.  My G.Grampa also painted billboards for businesses etc.  The same as you see now but hand painted and very good.  I had no idea he was that great of an artist.

- My grandfather personally knew Jimmy Hoffa

- I found out through genealogy that I am related to William the Conqueror and that would make Brook Shields a very distant cousin as I followed the line etc.

- I also found out that one of my English lines landed in Massachusetts.  They were the ships that immediately followed the pilgrims from Plymouth Rock.

- There is rumor that I have a Mohawk gramma from the French and Indian War era.  Many of my relatives were/are French Canadian and were settled there at the time, so it kinda makes sense.   

- I found documentation that I have 6 g.grandfathers that fought in the Revolutionary War.  Two of them are my direct line (Same last name as me).  They were father and son.  I have documentation that they crossed the Delaware and fought at Valley Forge with George Washington.

- I am related to Roger Mortimer who teamed up with Queen Isabella from France.  Isabella was Queen of England and was married to King Edward II.  Roger Mortimer and Isabella killed Edward and took over the throne.  Later on Mortimer was beheaded.  If you watched the Movie Braveheart the king in that movies son was Edward II and Isabella was his French wife who fell for Braveheart (William Wallace of Scotland).  In the same Mortimer line I have a g.grandfather who fought in the revolutionary war for England which was not all that uncommon.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 05:19:25 pm »

My family came to WI from Switzerland sometime between 1840 and 1861. Our family tree can only be traced back to 1840, its said that before that our last name was something that nobody knows..nor does anyone know why it was changed or why the move from Switzerland to Wisconsin. The first recorded Brilliott is Ursus 1840-1900

I have one sister, 17 years younger than me.

I have never had a drivers license

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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010, 05:23:24 pm »

ooh, now i understand.
my grandpa worked at Zug Island in Detroit, a Steel Mill. He was a foreman in charge of loading the boats that carried the steel across the Great Lakes. He was on the Edmund Fitzgerald shortly before it was sunk. (i dont know how long before, it could've been weeks or months. but i remember him talking about it.)
He was full blooded italian, he was born here but i was told his parents werent. but his last name is different than the rest of his family. The dr. was "celebrating" his birth and wrote his last name wrong on his birth certificate. they didnt discover it until he joined the navy.
he was a SeaBee (construction batillion) in the war.  
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2010, 05:54:05 pm »

My Mother's lines(French Canadian) last name was changed too BF.  It was Sylvestre when they came from France, then combined that name with the new one which is Beausoleil, now it is just the new one. dknow

- I had double vision once when I was 8 playing football.  I got tackled and my thumb went right into my eye.  I got up and it was like when a film got stuck and you could see two frames.  I was panicked and rushed to me grammie's house.  I remember saying that I still had one good eye slaph  Hmm, I wonder if that could have something to do with the problems I am having now with the same eye? confused

- When I was 5 I once took a large cinder block and slammed it on the neighborhood bullies back ashamed  He beat the *bleep* out of all of us and one hot day I was riding my tricycle and saw all the kids building a fort with him???  I got off and slammed it on his shirtless back.  I quickly got back on my machine and headed home.  All the way I could hear the housewives screaming at me out their windows dmblaf  I got home and got a beating sadboy3

- The first time I drank beer and got tipsy I was 15 1/2.  I left the place and was riding my BMX down a street not far from me now that is one big hill with an intersection at the bottom.  I went to break and my pants on the one leg got caught in the chain, then went to use the other and my shoe lace wrapped around the petal. :pipen:  I was gaining much speed and knew I had to swerve off the road, and over the huge curb.  I knew I had to eat it!  Just when I jerk the whell guess what happened?  The flippen handle grip slipped off and I hit the curb doing a 20 foot header gimp

- I was 4 when I fist saw a chicken wing.  They did not split them back then and you could still see the feathers shafts sticking out.  I wanted nothing to do with it ashamed
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 06:35:05 pm »

I think this is cool!!!!!!
-So let me ask you BF...even though you don't have a drivers license, how many times have you operated a motor vehicle?  Or have you?  My gram never drove either.
-D, I never knew about the Jimmy Hoffa thing!  And, it is not rumor about the Mohawk gram....We have seen photos.



-My first kitty cat's name was Nosie, my first hamster was Shnooki! and my guinea pig was Amber.

-I cannot tolerate to watch any movie even if it is animated if an animal gets killed.

-My ggg(?)-gram on my father's side was the first white woman to enter the Black Hills of South Dakota and has written a book on it.  Somehow, unbeknown-st to me we have Lakota bloodlines.  Very hard thing to do research on given the era, records and status between the "white" and "red" skin folk.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2010, 07:44:22 pm »

I think this is cool!!!!!!
-So let me ask you BF...even though you don't have a drivers license, how many times have you operated a motor vehicle?  Or have you?  My gram never drove either.


I took drivers ed, and held my permit for many years. I have maybe driven 50 times or less...i just dont like it. Though I love driving four wheelers lol

I played soccer in high school

I flunked out of photography AND sewing because at the time I hated anything to do with either subject...odd huh?

When I was 3 or 4 I locked myself in my aunts pantry and ate 4 onions, like apples...they found me with tear streaked cheeks and partially eaten onions all around me. I didnt like onions after that until my early 20's

In 2nd grade I got in trouble for telling dirty jokes...course I had no idea what they meant at the time LOL




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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2010, 08:49:12 pm »

Ha, ha,! BF don't fret.  In Tenth grade me and my best friend had a combined -19 in Math slaph  Had to do it all again of course.  Onions?? laffhrd

Mar?  I forgot about the Mohawk photo from my gram, then again she died before you met her so how did ya see the dang photo? thinkin3

- In first grade I was kicked out of "Catholic" religion because I rebelled from the constant knuckle whacking via a ruler! :pray:

- In 8th grade a girl with Clogs kicked me in the Coconuts so hard I almost needed surgery cwy  *bleep*!!! :bruce:
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2010, 09:21:00 pm »

mom told me years ago:  when i was potty-training she found me in a corner with a toy vw bug. i had apparently had an accident and was shoving the evidence (poo) into the toy car so i didnt get caught!

i had a battle of wills with my first grade teacher. she insisted i was spelling my name wrong! i refused to follow the teacher's instructions. mom taught me to spell my name: BethAnn. with that capital A in the middle of the name. the teacher wanted me to use a lowercase A. mom finally had to go talk to the teacher to get her off my back.

in 10th grade i had a battle of wills with the english teacher over favoritism. after telling her off in front of both my class and the next class i stormed into the dean's office to complain. the teacher got into trouble, the people who had gotten zeros unfairly got A's and i was put in the back corner of the class. the seats around me were cleared of other students for the rest of the year. and the teacher never spoke to me again. when she called role, instead of calling my name, she just looked up to see if i was there. i got a B in that class.

D: owie!! bet it still smarts just thinking about it!

Bfid: onions?!   vomit
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2010, 09:41:40 pm »

I am so dern tired to post anything right now, but I laughed my keester off reading these!!   laffhrd and I am amazed at the restif people would get to know each other, they could learn such cool stuff!!  wink1

.my sis and I were in 4H and we were in a sort of talent/fashion show where you (kids) would show off what you made. we made drawstring tote bags (we were 4? 5?) and we were supposed to go across the stage a certain way.. we messed up but we were young so the audience thought it was cute (and it was just us and a school auditorium so no one really cared). I was mortified, my sis got mad at me for messing up (even though she messed up the same ways, LOL) and we strated to squabble. she straight-armed me sideways so i fell backward into the scenery (knocking it down) and everyone laughed. I was so mad I stood up again and bit her nose! I have had a HORRIBLE time with stage fright ever since and cannot speak, play an instrument or anything on stage-except for choir and chorus and that was 'safety in numbers' lol.
 
my grandpa was first generation American in my line, worked his butooski off in the steel mills and USCG. before that he was a captain's son on the great lakes,
he didn't want favoritism so he joined the crew under a false name. it is a tough job, and his dad died of a bleeding ulcer at the age of 45-50 or something like that, very young. WHen capt Phil died on Deadliest Catch it was a taste of what that must have been like, i cried for an hour.

my grandparents were married in 1937, the THanksgiving DAy (since that was the only day most blue collar folks had the day off) after Grandma graduated high school! He was her prom date and I found her dance card and he had signed almost every line, LOL>  He was shy and quiet, but had integrity for days. a REAL man. my grandpa was 6 years older than her and that must have sent some tougues wagging. They were married until last year, when they died within 5 months of each other. They were so attached to one another.

 she was the only one who never gave me and my hubby flack for marrying young. now I know why.
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« Reply #12 on: October 24, 2010, 08:47:33 am »

My Das family is from England, my Moms from Germany, both came to the US during WWII. Both lived in Cortland NY growing up. Dad would trade POWs items the POWs wanted for uniform parts. He had an extensive WWII collection worth a lot of money. Dad had a relative that fought in the Boar War, he kept a Cat-of-Nine Tails and a Dagger from that war hanging on a wall in his house. My father enlisted in the Air Force right out of High School, he had to wear a flight suit full of tool to make weight. LOL!
We are related to someone who tried to blow up Congress. My husbands Family is full Italian. He has a cousin who is a Congressman and an Uncle who is a Congressman.

When we lived in England I went to a one room school house. At recess girls had to sit and sew - all the stictches had to be perfect OR ELSE! Little girls did not play and run! Needless to say I got expelled just a month before we came back to the States - unreasonable people! I was expelled from Thomas Jefferson Elementary School for fighting, I refused to be bullied and when a 5th grader started picking on me I hauled off and decked him. I was sent to Catholic School, where I was expelled for disobedience. I got hit on the palms of my hand by a ruler 1 time, the next time I removed said ruler from the Nun who tried to hit me with it, was sent to Mother Superior who was going to paddle me, took the paddle from her and chased her around the room until the Priest came in and subdued me. Same thing happened at each school, Catholic and public..............sigh......... I was just sticking up for myself!!

I grew up in a household that held the oldest child responsible for all the other kids, if one got into trouble theoldest got beat for it, not the one who misbehaved - they got grounded. My last beating was with a baseball bat at 16. Back then it was OK to hit your child, even beat your child. Trips to the ER for numerous breaks didn't result in questions or investigations. I vowed I wouldn't do that to my children and was lucky I was able to keep that promise. It took a long time to forgive my childhood, and build a realtionship with my parents but it was worthwhile. When they died I was able to to understand they did the best they could with the their lives and I miss them.
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« Reply #13 on: October 24, 2010, 10:21:28 am »

I loved my step grandad Mel, he died when I was 5 but I always said I was gonna grow up to marry him.  LOL  Look out gram!  haha

I was a dancer professionally while I was in school.  Danced concerts on the common in Boston.

My hubby's gg changed his name when he came over from Poland because he could not find a job.  Polish people were dumb.  So I am very happy since my maiden name was a ski also and then my married name would have been Zalakuski. slaph  Hypenate?? laffhrd

I always wanted to be a nurse, my mom has pics of me and my dolls with tp all wrapped around them as bandages when I was like 3.
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« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2010, 01:26:06 pm »

See isn't this interesting to find out all these little unknown tidbits!

Onion eaters, poop stuffers, bullies....I have enjoyed everyone's tales!  handshappy

Debz, c'mon, share with us too!!   weirdo3
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