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Posted on Fri, Jun 24, 2005 06:13

French-Irish with just a taste of German.

My grandmother supposedly traced our lineage to Alexander Graham Bell, the telephone guy. But she was a little flaky, so I was never sure whether to believe her. But my family does go back at least 3 generations in Ontario that I know of, so who knows? Either way, I know I'm not gonna get a break on my ph0ne bill, so who cares?

My father played football for the Toronto Argos for a couple of years as a bench warmer. After his football 'career', he got into the garbage business (as management, not collection) and was instrumental in bringing the Blue Box recycling program to Ontario. My father was also president of the Lions Club in our home town and once a year they would have a sports banquet and invite a famous sports figure to speak, so as president, the duty of picking them up at the airport and entertaining them until the banquet fell to him. As a result, I was priveledged to meet some of the better known sports names of the day,Mickey Mantle, Bobby Orr...

My mother was a swimsuit model before she met my father and ruined her figure by knocking her up 4 times.

My grandfather has a hockey rink named after him in Niagara Falls. Does that count?

I grew up and went to school with Jim Carrey (Pet Detective dude) for about 6 years until he dropped out in grade 10 to persue some career in stand-up comedy. Wonder if he ever made anything of himself? LOL He and I got started in stand-up by the same high-school english teacher, but I quit due to lack of nerve.

My step-father was an engineer for almost 40 years and was well respected in his field. He also managed to stay married to my Mom for almost 30 years in spite of us brat kids trying to drive him crazy, before Cancer punched his ticket. His accomplishments IMHO, are more impressive and deserve more respect and admiration than anything that garners recognition in my family, he was the one who inspired me to persue my career in engineering.



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Posted on Fri, Jun 24, 2005 05:10

I'm full blooded Scotch/Irish. Maybe with a mexican bartender in the wood pile somewhere. My (not sure how many greats I need here) grandfather was from Herefordshire England and was one of the first to bring Hereford cattle to the US. I guess that means I have a lotta Bull in my background?

Famous? I played baseball for the Yankee's double A club for 2 seasons. The Columbus Clippers in Ohio. I was'nt good enough to stay, lol.

Oh yeah, I did date jenny jones back when she was a stand up comedian before she made it big on TV.

To sum it up. I was a loser at baseball, unlucky at love, and good with cattle?

That's a scray thought!!! hehe

  


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Posted on Sat, Jun 18, 2005 06:59

english / Irish but my big claim to fame is my family arrived on one of the first ships that England sent to colonize Australia, of course that just means they were convicts who were deported from England



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Posted on Wed, Jun 15, 2005 09:55

My friend always says she is Polish, but by injection only!!

  


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Posted on Sat, Jun 11, 2005 04:59


eclipsecoach write:
English/Irish/Welsh.........hmmm, musta been a threesome!

Nobody famous, but I hear that my late grandmother dated one of Al Capone's gang during Chicago's hay day.

Ratta tat tat!


I used to be irish, till the divorce, that seems to have been a bad mixture with the cherokee so it got washed away...

  


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Posted on Fri, Jun 10, 2005 07:50

I'm an interesting breed.....

French / German / Hungarian

or was it Hungry???

Back to my shell!!!



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Posted on Thu, Jun 09, 2005 04:49

English/Irish/Welsh.........hmmm, musta been a threesome!

Nobody famous, but I hear that my late grandmother dated one of Al Capone's gang during Chicago's hay day.

Ratta tat tat!

  


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Posted on Tue, Jun 07, 2005 20:47


ThighSyn write:

eclipsecoach write:

ThighSyn write:
Cherokee and Italian~
My pops was Cherokee! He was the greatest famous person I've ever known. (only to me)

But Pop did play pool with Jackie Gleason in Cleveland for 3 days. Jackie did inquire about my mom's flexibility, I was born the next year...

Q, Your pops must have been a great guy. You don't look anything like Jackie Gleason.........thank god!


Aww now Jackie was the man in his day... but your right, pops was...thanks!

Cherokee & Italian huh?
hmmmmmmm, yummy

  


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Posted on Tue, Jun 07, 2005 20:21


eclipsecoach write:

ThighSyn write:
Cherokee and Italian~
My pops was Cherokee! He was the greatest famous person I've ever known. (only to me)

But Pop did play pool with Jackie Gleason in Cleveland for 3 days. Jackie did inquire about my mom's flexibility, I was born the next year...

Q, Your pops must have been a great guy. You don't look anything like Jackie Gleason.........thank god!


Aww now Jackie was the man in his day... but your right, pops was...thanks!



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Posted on Tue, Jun 07, 2005 20:13


ThighSyn write:
Cherokee and Italian~
My pops was Cherokee! He was the greatest famous person I've ever known. (only to me)

But Pop did play pool with Jackie Gleason in Cleveland for 3 days. Jackie did inquire about my mom's flexibility, I was born the next year...

Q, Your pops must have been a great guy. You don't look anything like Jackie Gleason.........thank god!



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Posted on Tue, Jun 07, 2005 19:31

Cherokee and Italian~
My pops was Cherokee! He was the greatest famous person I've ever known. (only to me)

But Pop did play pool with Jackie Gleason in Cleveland for 3 days. Jackie did inquire about my mom's flexibility, I was born the next year...

  


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Posted on Tue, Jun 07, 2005 19:24


eclipsecoach write:
English/Irish/Welsh.........hmmm, musta been a threesome!

Nobody famous, but I hear that my late grandmother dated one of Al Capone's gang during Chicago's hay day.

  


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Posted on Tue, May 31, 2005 23:30


Nodey write:

Bear6664 write:
Nodey write:
Ok...in that case, I love friendly nudges. Makes me all warm and gooey inside.

Is it just me or did a candy bar just get invented that will outsell snickers .
Call it a Nodey Nudge . It i s warm and gooey inside and I bet it tastes fantastic . But will it melt in your mouth or on your hands ?



I'm pleading the fifth tonight,as anything I say may incriminate me.


I got teeth marks in my tongue!! But i'll be good Nodey!!!!!

i'll be good i'll be good i'll be good

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Posted on Tue, May 31, 2005 21:50


Bear6664 write:
Nodey write:
Ok...in that case, I love friendly nudges. Makes me all warm and gooey inside.

Is it just me or did a candy bar just get invented that will outsell snickers .
Call it a Nodey Nudge . It i s warm and gooey inside and I bet it tastes fantastic . But will it melt in your mouth or on your hands ?



I'm pleading the fifth tonight,as anything I say may incriminate me.



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Posted on Tue, May 31, 2005 07:35

Irish, Apache, and Cherokee mix here...all American though! The Irish came over in 1700 and settle west and south...and the rest? Well, that's history! I've had war heroes, horse theives, moonshine runners, supreme court judges, and all around good folk in my past and present...and yes, Eye, I come from Mountain Folk! lol Me own sweet Granddaddy ran the shine.

  


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Posted on Mon, May 30, 2005 20:53


bikeman542a write:

Eye_m_no_angel write:
What? Me comment on your Greek ancestory? No way BikeMan! I like you too much to do that.

In fact, if we ever go drinking together I gotcher back! Never leave your buddies behind!


Do you vant a towel??? Just another drop in the bucket!!!

I know eye get's that...hee hee



Three tears in a bucket. If they don't flow, Mother fu....



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Posted on Mon, May 30, 2005 09:55

ummmm Revolutionary ?? a mutt ? nooooo .. not quite... but , look at it this way. the more in your background , the more diverse your personality, are you sutre there isn't some BRAT mixed in there too ? and to say nothing special ? nawww.. you're pretty special in my book.. :-)

  


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Posted on Mon, May 30, 2005 09:05


saxon write:
They ran some blood/DNA tests around the region in the uk where I live a few years ago to see if there was still anyone with 'norse' blood in their veins ! It was all done as part of an historical research programme due to the large viking invasion of this part of the uk back in 902AD. Guess who's a friggin Norseman ! So what do I do ........... turn sides and be a friggin saxon !



That's really fascinating!!

I'm just a mutt composed of mostly German, Scottish, Welsh, and Dutch.

Nothing fancy, nothing special.



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Posted on Sun, May 29, 2005 11:59


Eye_m_no_angel write:
What? Me comment on your Greek ancestory? No way BikeMan! I like you too much to do that.

In fact, if we ever go drinking together I gotcher back! Never leave your buddies behind!


Do you vant a towel??? Just another drop in the bucket!!!

I know eye get's that...hee hee

  


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Posted on Sun, May 29, 2005 11:58


Eye_m_no_angel write:
What? Me comment on your Greek ancestory? No way BikeMan! I like you too much to do that.

In fact, if we ever go drinking together I gotcher back! Never leave your buddies behind!


ya mean we'll be so close you'd need a crowbar to separate us??

  


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