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.