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Who Did You Come From?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Stringbanger, Aug 16, 2020.

  1. 68Telebass

    68Telebass Friend of Leo's

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    My grandad was a clerk in Waterville Quebec- a slight man, he did play hockey on the town team after the “Great War”. My fondest memories of him (he passed when I was 5) were watching the Montreal Canadiens on the black and white television sitting in his lap- also tending his summer garden and eating sweet peas from the pod with him. He had emigrated from Liverpool England in 1909 or so- and when the war came- he joined up with the 73rd Canadian Expeditionary Force (affiliated with the famous “Black Watch” battalion) C60B5E4C-4C7F-4A23-A94F-9B154E70405C.jpeg 5D29FAC2-67E7-41CC-9425-AA3E834B2EBC.jpeg Here he is after mustering up prior to deploying to France. They were known by the Germans as “The Ladies from Hell” for the kilts they wore, and the toughness of the Canadians in general. He saw horrible things, and was a stretcher bearer during some of the worst battles they were involved in (Vimy Ridge in April 1917).
    He returned safely from the war, was an excellent father (To my Mom) and grandfather.
    My mom used to sing me to sleep when I was very little, and the songs that I remember were the songs I imagine he sang to her....A Long way to Tipperary, Pack up your Troubles in and old Kit Bag.
    Man—I miss him to this day..
     
  2. dickey

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    Mom & Dad on their wedding night; Motel on the Moutain,Suffern, NY. 1949 or 50.
    What I found interesting is the Premier reverb unit on stage behind them; didn't think they came out until the 60s.
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  3. braveheart

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    cool your Dad is Nicholas Cage...
     
  4. Lonn

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    My Mother (little girl in glasses) with her younger sister and parents, must be about '43 or '44. Second pic is her Mother in the late 20s. I just came across this pic of my Grandma recently, never having seen it before.

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    My grand father on the left. Tom Horn on the right. Steve McQueen made a movie about Horn. FamilyPhotoDavid001.jpg
     
  6. EsquireOK

    EsquireOK Poster Extraordinaire

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    Great grandparents on my dad's side. Los Angeles, circa 1920s.

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    my gggrandfather was declared a colored man by the state of Virginia. “Place of birth Donegal Ireland. Race: Colored.”

    It’s a fascinating story. I’m writing a book about it. I’m legally a black man in the state in which I live. It’s comical.
     
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  8. braveheart

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    Somehow she looks "modern" with the fancy hat
     
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  9. Lonn

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    Modern from a hundred years ago lol.
     
  10. boris bubbanov

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    That's the way it goes, really. If you family played a role in politics in England over a long enough time, for example, at least one of them came to an abrupt end in the Tower of London.

    One of my relatives is the Father of the Modern Novel and another is a crack-head laying in a gutter in Richmond, Virginia. If you adopt any of them you have to adopt all of them.
     
  11. geoff_in_nc

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    This is my dad in the Navy during the Korean War, though he was in the Mediterranean. He sailed on an LST.
     
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    My Dad's bomber crew in Pueblo CO circa 1943-44. They were sent to England, he was the bombardier and was then sent to the CBI theater when one of the USAAF brass decided all the planes in a bomber squadron would drop their bombs when the lead plane with a bombardier dropped their bombs during the days leading up to Operation Overlord.... this crew was shot down over Europe after D-Day.
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    Where in Va ? Moms side of the family has been around Elkton for probably a couple hundred years. Family lore has the earliest known ancestor was a Hessian that stayed
     
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    I’m not too far from elkton

    I’m not sure what part my Va ancestors were from

    My father told me my grandparents took a trip down there 30 years ago or so and they said it was like stepping back in time and that little had probably changed in a hundred years

    I’ll have to ask my dad he might know the area
     
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    My father said my grandmothers family was from around Roanoke and he recalls Galax being another part that we have ancestry from
     
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    Actually, I thought John Lennon
     
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    My dad on the right circa 1928. He rode Harleys all his life, well into his 70s. Was a Harley dealer for a few years prior to WWII. The motorcycle he's on was his older cousin's.
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    well lets just say when we got off the boat, well you know swedes danes norwegians how can you tell them apart.
    One ,they don't speak english.
    Two, they still don't speak english ,yah you betcha fur sure.
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    Wasn’t he co-writer of Wind Beneath My Wings?
     
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