Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Family History

My mom and my wife both get excited about genealogy, but the bug has never bitten me. Not much, anyway. Still, now and again, it's interesting to pick up colorful tidbits about relatives from days gone by. My great-great uncle, Tom Bell, was a somewhat flamboyant congressman from Georgia back in the early-to-mid 20th century. There's a neat article about him in the Gainesville Times, much of it based on information provided by my great-uncle Herbert Bell.

Congressman Helped Find His Father's Killer

Road rage is nothing new. I'd not be surprised if my occasional urge to shoot out the tires of offensive drivers' cars hearkens back to Old Uncle Tom Bell...

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