Sunday, March 27, 2005


Saw a 1948 picture of Uncle Bob at Grandma’s place today. He looked thinner, smaller and more Connaught-y than I expected (the latter is laughable – I expected him to look like the Byrnes’s?). He intrigues me more than most of my ancestors because Grandma said he was a good person, because he drew a very lovable young lady to him in marriage (who told him he'd have to quit drinking for one year if she'd marry him (he refused and never married)), and because he was a very functional alcoholic. Anyone who can make not just a living but a good living while drinking heavily earns my interest if not necessarily my admiration.

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