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  1. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    06 Nov '15 17:38
    My great grandfather was run over by Winston Churchill. (Well to be exact, his driver knocked over my great grandfather, but he was a passenger in the offending vehicle). With the compensation he opened a stamp shop.

    It was all very hush hush.
  2. Standard memberyo its me
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    06 Nov '15 18:31
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    My great grandfather was run over by Winston Churchill. (Well to be exact, his driver knocked over my great grandfather, but he was a passenger in the offending vehicle). With the compensation he opened a stamp shop.

    It was all very hush hush.
    Winston Churchill never slept either, are you sure that was the reason?!
  3. Standard memberSeitse
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    06 Nov '15 18:42
    Ze truth is that yer granddaddy stole it, then offed to Oz and
    made LSD stamps.
  4. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    06 Nov '15 19:01
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Ze truth is that yer granddaddy stole it, then offed to Oz and
    made LSD stamps.
    He would never have gone to Oz sir. He was afraid of tin men and scarecrows.
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    06 Nov '15 19:18
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    He would never have gone to Oz sir. He was afraid of tin men and scarecrows.
    oh, I thought he was afraid of ex-convicts and crocodiles.
  6. Subscribermoonbus
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    06 Nov '15 19:20
    My wife's great grandfather was a spy in the Great War, executed by the British in the Tower of London.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Hans_Lody
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    06 Nov '15 19:39
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Ze truth is that yer granddaddy stole it, then offed to Oz and
    made LSD stamps.
    Ayatollah, where could one acquire LSD stamps just supposing one was so inclined ?
  8. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    06 Nov '15 19:48
    When at a family gathering I announced that I was off to Aus'
    and might look up my cousin they all gave me a funny look.

    Turned out the emigration to Aus' was a cover story - he had
    sadly committed suicide and I was, at the time, perceived
    too young to know the truth.

    Over the years everyone (younger and older than me) was told.

    They just forgot to tell me!
  9. Standard memberGrampy Bobby
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    06 Nov '15 20:03
    Originally posted by wolfgang59
    When at a family gathering I announced that I was off to Aus'
    and might look up my cousin they all gave me a funny look.

    Turned out the emigration to Aus' was a cover story - he had
    sadly committed suicide and I was, at the time, perceived
    too young to know the truth.

    Over the years everyone (younger and older than me) was told.

    They just forgot to tell me!
    Oh, my. I appreciate your candor.
  10. Standard memberSeitse
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    06 Nov '15 20:23
    Originally posted by Captain Strange
    Ayatollah, where could one acquire LSD stamps just supposing one was so inclined ?
    In the hypothetical case, and strictly for the sake
    of speculative science, they could be theoretically
    made by yourself at home using some basic ingredientes
    which, so I've heard, can be easily found.
  11. Subscriberlemondrop
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    06 Nov '15 20:28
    Originally posted by Seitse
    In the hypothetical case, and strictly for the sake
    of speculative science, they could be theoretically
    made by yourself at home using some basic ingredientes
    which, so I've heard, can be easily found.
    Seitse can be made using only salt and vinegar
  12. SubscriberGhost of a Duke
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    06 Nov '15 20:38
    Originally posted by moonbus
    My wife's great grandfather was a spy in the Great War, executed by the British in the Tower of London.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Hans_Lody
    'Lody was shot at dawn by a firing squad at the Tower of London in the first execution there in 167 years.'

    Blimey, rather puts my family secret in the shade. 🙂
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    07 Nov '15 01:061 edit
    My brother in law's girlfriend here got to nine months in her pregnancy without really 'showing' aside from looking a bit overweight ~ no baby bulge at all. They then went off for a week 'on holiday'. She came back looking rather slimmer. Life went on. The baby was then brought up in another neighbourhood by friends of the couple for two years before my sister in law happened to see the parents of the child playing with it in a stranger's house ~ which they had been doing every day for those two years. It all came out and a few months later the two got married and their daughter stayed at home at her grandparents' house during the ceremony.
  14. Subscribermoonbus
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    07 Nov '15 08:17
    Originally posted by Ghost of a Duke
    'Lody was shot at dawn by a firing squad at the Tower of London in the first execution there in 167 years.'

    Blimey, rather puts my family secret in the shade. 🙂
    Yeah, it’s not every family that can pull an honest-to-God secret agent out of its cabinet of skeletons.

    The British kindly returned Lody’s personal effects to the family. We still have his pocket watch and snuff box.
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