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Old 06-14-2008, 01:43 AM
Oslo Ostragoth Oslo Ostragoth is offline
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I meant to add:

As far as I know, most of my ancestors arrived in the USA as immigrants from Northern Europe sometime in the 1800's, with little more than the clothes on their backs. They worked hard and made a decent life for themselves and their progeny. I gotta give them major props for that.

As an example, my great-grandfather who bears my last name, and who arrived in exactly that circumstance, would probably be pretty proud of the fact that all those of my generation have attained at least a Bachelor's degree, with several PhD's, MS's, MA's, and JD's in the mix.

Not bad for a guy who started out in the USA as a pig feeder, in exchange for room and board and English lessons.