How to Learn About Someone Through Their Family History (rerun)

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My great grandfather was a parachute tester for 30 years. He tested over 10,000 quality parachutes... and one that was defective.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt

I had an uncle who had a short-lived career in the circus as a human cannonball. It was short lived because he was hired, then fired, in the same night.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMark

My aunt was a nonfiction writer. True story.

July 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLuke

My grandfather was a duck (amphibious vehicle) driver in the war. He told me that all you had to do to qualify was 1. Fill your mouth with marbles. 2. Drive across a bridge and spit out a marble. 3. Drive back across the bridge, and spit out another marble. 4. Repeat until you've lost all your marbles, at which point you are deemed qualified to drive a duck.

July 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJohn

My grandfather was an old Indian fighter.

My grandmother was an old Indian.

July 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDB

I want to die like my grandfather, quietly in my sleep. Not screaming and frantic, like his passengers.

July 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDwight

My grandfather invented and machined custom parts for the Arch in St. Louis. No, really. The curving elevators inside that thing are unique in all the world and they function because of his contributions.

He was also a racist and a vociferous anti-Catholic, to the point where he CELEBRATED the JFK assassination...mine is a family of weirdos ><

July 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBH

4 posts, from authors with the same names as the 4 gospels, in order? Something is afoot.

July 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJosh

I really hate to be that guy, but the song/show/line is: Nice Work If You Can Get It.

July 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatt S

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