Saturday, April 10, 2010

Saturday Night Fun Which Ancestor?

Hey, it's Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun!!!

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to:

1) Tell us: Which ancestor or relative do you readily identify with? Which one do you admire? Which one are you most like, or wish that you were most like? Which one would you really like to sit down and have a heart-to-heart conversation with?

This is my uncle Leigh E. Hansen at about age 5. The reason I like this photo is it looks like a picture of me at age 5. I never had a WWI uniform like he did, but we resemble each other in all the pictures we have of approximately the same age. He was a farmer till WWII when he became an aircraft mechanic and was sent to Panama to keep the bombers running that patrolled the Panama Canal, and spent the whole war there. After the war he went back to farming till his parents died and then he started working for a plumber part time and eventually went out on his own. He married late in life and never had any children, and lived to age 94. I posted a picture of his gravestone with the pipe and pipe wrench on it. His wife was a rural mail carrier so the mail box is for her.

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