I’m So Sleepy

I’m So Sleepy

Being narcoleptic can, at times, really be annoying. I’m not the worst narco on the planet – definitely not what most people see on TV – but it can still make me nuts.

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Genealogy and Famous People

When I start talking about how fun it is to research genealogy, or how easily I can lose an entire day searching archives, and just generally how much I enjoy the hunt, I invariably get asked the same followup question… “so, have you found any famous relatives yet?”

For a long while I’ve been just giving an internal sigh at the return of this question yet again, and responding with some level of barely controlled annoyance…

“OF COURSE I’ve got famous relatives.”

Kings and Queens, Lords and Ladies, Earls and Barons, popular religious leaders, politicians, and well-known businessmen. They’re all in there, and even some stranger titles than those. But guess what… so do thousands of other members of my family.

But recently, I’ve come to open my eyes and realize that most people don’t actually have these people in their family trees. I bought into the whole ‘everyone has a royal in their tree if you go back far enough’ bull. But it’s simply not true.

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