Tuesday 08 January 2008

UNCLE GEORGE AND APPLIED ELECTRONICS

A suggested way to deal with the awkward ancestors most of us seem to turn up ...

The Smiths were proud of their family tradition. Their ancestors had come to America on the Mayflower. They had included Senators and Wall Street wizards.

They decided to compile a family history, a legacy for their children and grandchildren. They hired a fine author. Only one problem arose - how to handle that great-uncle George, who was executed in the electric chair.

The author said he could handle the story tactfully.

The book appeared. It said "Great-uncle George occupied a chair of applied electronics at an important government institution, was attached to his position by the strongest of ties, and his death came as a great shock."
-- Acknowledgment to: Alisan Greeff in an e-mail to the Greeff Listing

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