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To: River Hawk

Small piece of irony. My grandmother was a Haavaad snob. To her a Haavaad man was the pinnacle of bachelor eligibility. Her grandfather, class of 1869, was a very successful businessman and they were probably the richest family in Randolph County, IL. She was something of a snob. The family fortune was based on a mill which her grandfather’s grandfather had started in the early Nineteenth Century, he was an uneducated but enterprising pioneer. His grandson, despite the time wasted at Harvard, appears in photographs to be a hard-scrapple westerner, a tough old coot, who probably never gave himself any airs, but he spoiled his granddaughters and they seemed to have acquired them quite independently.


7 posted on 04/06/2013 11:09:17 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (Doing the same thing and expecting different results is called software engineering.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Thanks, that’s some interesting family history. It’s funny how those things work out.


10 posted on 04/06/2013 11:20:38 AM PDT by River Hawk
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