So what have you inherated?

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  1. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    I recently came across a letter from a relative written in 1878. He was holding down a fort from Indians in Minnesota until the calvary came (really!)
    The 1st thing that jumped out at me; he had the same exact horrible handwriting as I do. I can't even sign my name on Christmas cards because nobody can figure out who they came from......Yes 125 years of horrible unreadable handwriting and counting
    BTW I do NOT condone Indian killings but it did happen and I am glad because if he didn't; I would not be here today
     
  2. MattBu

    MattBu Stunt Coordinator

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    This story was very confusing until I re-read the date and saw that he did not infact hold down a fort in 1978. That would have been...well odd.

    That's awesome that you found that letter, if I had to guess I'd bet my great-grand parents weren't even literate as they were farmers.

    As farming creates a lot of free time, I have a lot of furniture that my great grandfather created. Being that he was a German wheat farmer, it's not really ethan allen quality but it's held up over 100 years so I suppose I can't complain.
     
  3. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    If it was 1978 he would be gambling in the Indian Casino and would be putting everything on red[​IMG]
    I can barely read it but he talks about all the settlers being killed and held hostage. Hard to believe


    That's great! When something like that still exists, it amazes me. A letter doesn't take much room but furniture goes out of style and ends up in the dump.
    I wrote to the fort and they were very happy to get a high quality copy of the letter for historical purposes. Not many exists
     
  4. Philip_G

    Philip_G Producer

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    I have the same handwriting as my dad and grandpa, I also inherited a weird set of molars with 5 crows for lack of a better term, instead of four [​IMG]
    TMI? probably.
     
  5. Kevin Thompson

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    Good spelling skills.
     
  6. Jay H

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    Well, I haven't inherited much but I know I did not inherit my bike handling skills or home theater affliction from my parents.

    My mom never learned how to ride a bike (She grew up in rural China and believe it or not, women aren't traditionally taught to ride in her family which was a fairly well-to-do family.). My father is such a goof on a bike. My sister and I recently gave my father a ride on my sister's Klein, because my bike had clipless pedals. And he was awkward as an ape on a skateboard. So I can say that my bike skills is not inherited. Neither is my likeness for HT. My parents are the type who would be happy watching P&S on a 20" VCR/TV combo. [​IMG] Great parents, but can't say I inherited much from them.

    As far as holding down forts against Indians, my parents already had a bad enough experience holding down the houses against the invading Japanese. Can't say I have any fondness for what they did in WWII, not that I am the type who hold grudges though either.

    Jay
     
  7. Leila Dougan

    Leila Dougan Screenwriter

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    The only thing I inherited from my father's side is height, or should I say, lack of it. Everyone is shorter than 5'5", including all the men.

    Not a whole lot is known about my mother's side. Since my mother was born in Palestine and raised in Egypt as a refugee, nothing was saved. All the town's official records (births, marriages, etc) were burned in a huge fire so my mother does not even have her birth certificate or any school records. That made immigration to the US a lot of fun, as you can imagine. Anyway, the only thing that was brought with her family when they immigrated was an old family bible. If it wasn't for that, we wouldn't have any idea who our ancestors are beyond my great-grandparents. My mother's mother is the only one left and we made sure to get as much information out of her as possible before she passes.
     
  8. Scott Dautel

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    Kevin [​IMG] you beat me to it!
     
  9. Dennis Nicholls

    Dennis Nicholls Lead Actor

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    My one grandfather was part Blackfoot and I suppose I inherited my fondness for mocasin style shoes from him. In terms of tangible things, I do have my great-great-grandmother's Colt model 1851 Navy revolver that she carried in her wagon train to California in 1862. Too bad it's in "junk" condition.
     
  10. Grant B

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    Sometimes you just don't care, that's one good thing about bad handwriting. Nobody can read it anyways
     

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