My Ancestors...Fine British Lads

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This is a photo of my infant grandfather, great-grandfather, and great-great-grandfather. Taken at Tooting, 1912. Although they look like quite the dapper gentlemen here, they were skilled laborers...stone masons, who worked on the restoration of Arundel Castle in Sussex, sometime at the turn of the century.

After coming to America, they continued working with stone, settling eventually in southern Indiana...limestone country. The infant pictured, as well as my father, worked in the limestone industry. Dear old dad left stone cutting behind him in the 1950's and went on to college and a career in journalism.
 
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Nice picture AB, so are you admitting then that the "land of the free and home of the brave" :? was built by fine upstanding "old country" folk sadly to be let down by there offspring :?:
 
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tigger_c/s_30 said:
... sadly to be let down by there (sic) offspring :?:
Not at all. Limestone became a dying industry. It was time for a more marketable skill, what with mouths to feed and all. We don't see many blacksmiths or wagon wheel makers in these parts anymore either.
 
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AubreyGerrard said:
tigger_c/s_30 said:
... sadly to be let down by there (sic) offspring :?:
Not at all. Limestone became a dying industry. It was time for a more marketable skill, what with mouths to feed and all. We don't see many blacksmiths or wagon wheel makers in these parts anymore either.
:lol: think you missed the point ...............oh well :lol:
 
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Good job your ancestors are British...

If your heritage (not that the septics have any) were SPAMS your kin folk and ancestral photo may look like this

:D :D :D :D
 
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hahahahahahahahahahahahha [repeat several million times]...........ha!

hahahahahahahahahahahahaha...........PMSL

[edited by 'Eagle' for causing a very, very wide page...] :D
 
#13
excellent :lol: :lol:
 
#14
Why must you all monkey around? I could go ape-shite over this, but what's the point? Simians to me you have better things to do with your time. Don't force me to make orangutan-ments to fly over there so I can place my size 12 boot up your arse.

BTW..what sort of place is Tooting, anyway? Is it an industrial area? a long series of shopping malls? or is it the typical UK suburb filled with flitting poofters?
 
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Aubrey if there's anything you would like to know about Arundel just let me know. I am there often. PM me a postal address if you'd like postcards etc posted over.
 
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Lady_Landy said:
Aubrey if there's anything you would like to know about Arundel just let me know. I am there often. PM me a postal address if you'd like postcards etc posted over.
If you have any sense oh septic one, you will ignore this daft cnut of a liability and not post any details to her...

If you are in any doubt as to whether I speak truths or not, why not start a 'Should BB be trusted with a postal address' thread
 
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Lady_Landy:

Thanks much for the offer. I net-searched Arundel...quite a beautiful place! One of these days I would love to visit your country.

And now for something completely different...

 
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You can tell that piccy is a fake, if it were real the members of that particular regiment would have been photographed shagging that monkey and indeed each other :D
 

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