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  •  How fun to decode our surnames. Usually it shows (4+ / 0-)
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    Ojibwa, Aunt Pat, NonnyO, algebrateacher

    that all of us come from common workers who kept the economy going and whose work funded the rich overlords.

    Few of us are from the aristocracy of old Europe. Most of us  came from the underclass as there was no or little middle class. Isn't it interesting that this is where we are going back to today with the gross income inequality?

    And the Native Americans and African Americans? Names lost in the mists of history. Too bad.

    "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats ..." - Kenneth Grahame -

    by RonK on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 08:50:23 PM PDT

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