Wednesday, December 27, 2006

In Praise of Nutty Relatives
















That would be (Great-great) Uncle Bill Derringer, yes those Derringers, and Aunt Griselda aka "Gustie". Don't they look like a hoot? (And he seems to resemble a certain other Bill of my acquaintance .... ) Christmas is a good time to reflect and cherish the more, er, colorful members of your family. I seem to have a lot of them. And somehow it doesn't surprise me I have guns in the family.

Now this is from the other side of my family. An uncle who collects old records--he even has some of the Edison cylinder recordings--and we got to listen to some of them. I was looking at an ancient one-sided record and found to my surprise that the Microsoft EULA (End User License Agreement) has a long pedigree. And the paranoia of the recording industry has been in full flower for over a hundred years, too. Heaven forfend the license sticker came off your Victrola record, or they would hunt you down.

3 Comments:

Blogger John of Argghhh! said...

That rascal sure gets around, don't he?

7:34 PM, December 27, 2006  
Blogger Barb said...

Happy New Year! Hope you and the kitties survive any celebratory efforts by your neighbors ;-)

9:21 PM, December 31, 2006  
Anonymous BillT said...

No resemblance -- I don't wear galluses...

6:55 AM, February 04, 2007  

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