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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.. :-)
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.