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.


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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