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Saturday, May 15, 2010 10:44 AM




My mom has been doing some aided research of our family's ancestry. She called to tell me that some of our relatives had been the most notorious horse thieves of the century; the entire family - mother, father, daughters and sons, shooting down sheriffs and civilians who crossed paths with them. Later, my father told me we were descendants of Constantine. He did not mention the horse thieving massacre. I guess he didn't feel it was as important as she did. I couldn't help but grin that my mother's love of a good dramatic story outweighed the significance of what some might find to be a truly amazing discovery. It's one of my favorite things about her, really.

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