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Well today I found the neatest thing. I thought I would share.

I was at my mother-in-laws today going through boxes of photo's and stuff and I came across an invitation. It was on "official white house" stationary. I opened it up and it was a dinner invitation from Mrs.  Roosevelt to my husbands grandfather inviting him to dinner at the white house. Isn't that just the coolest. I can't wait to show the kids. It is just amazing what you can come across when you finally start going through all those old boxes of stuff.  ;D

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Wow!

That is cool.

8-)

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I would be putting that in a frame and matting it if I were you.  That would make a great family heirloom.

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I would be putting that in a frame and matting it if I were you.  That would make a great family heirloom.

I thought about that. At the very least it will be added to the family scrapbook. ;D

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Cool!  When my grandfather passed away in the mid 70's, we found a letter signed by Adolf Hitler to my grandfather.  It seems before war broke out with the U.S., Germany was targeting some US citizens who immigrated from the then Slovak Republic which was recognized by Nazi Germany.  The letter basically stated that my grandfather was still considered to be a citizen of the Slovak Republic and expected to return and serve the Third Reich.

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Cool!  When my grandfather passed away in the mid 70's, we found a letter signed by Adolf Hitler to my grandfather.  It seems before war broke out with the U.S., Germany was targeting some US citizens who immigrated from the then Slovak Republic which was recognized by Nazi Germany.  The letter basically stated that my grandfather was still considered to be a citizen of the Slovak Republic and expected to return and serve the Third Reich.

Wow! That is something. Did you save the letter?

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No, I was 3rd last on the list of grandchildren to pick something of my grandfathers'. I believe my cousin who lives in Chicago got the letter. I got an old mantle clock which always held cherished memories for me.

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Man, these are great!!!!  Great thread Matsone.  

My great grandfather was apparently murdered a LONG time ago, and it made national news for whatever reason.  My grandmother was showing me a huge stack of condolensce letters that her and her mother had received over that year.  She had never recognized any names as a 7 year old girl, but as she was showing me, there was one that popped out at me.  J.E. Hoover   he had a lesser title though, he wasn't FBI yet.     Next.........          ;D

b

Another interesting one. Sorry to hear that he was murdered though.

How very cool about the letter from the J.E Hoover though. It is good  that she saved them. One day you will have to show them to your children too.

I know that my hubands grandfather also was awared a Congressional Gold Medal from Ronald Reagan as well. I don't know where it is or who has it. I am assuming his wife still does. I would like to see it though. Up close and personal so to speak. ;D

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In 1978 I ran for State Representative. At a fundraiser we had Missouri Attorney General John Ascroft,  Missouri Governor Kit Bond and Governer Ronald Reagan as special guests.

I keep a picture on my desk of the President and me shaking hands.

8-)

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I got a letter from "Ed McMahon" telling me that I won $1,000,000. How cool is that?? ;)

Ronnie

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I got a letter from "Ed McMahon" telling me that I won $1,000,000. How cool is that?? ;)

Ronnie

lol  ;D ;D

That is mighty impressive too.

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One other.

My uncle who played MLB from 1940 to 1961, was on the very first cover of Baseball Digest (August 1942) when he played with the old Philadelphia Athletics. I've got that issue stored somewhere.

And my mother appeared with John Wayne and Maureen O'hara in the Quiet Man as an extra in two scenes, when it was filmed in her home town in Ireland. I've got the DVD... does that count?

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One other.

My uncle who played MLB from 1940 to 1961, was on the very first cover of Baseball Digest (August 1942) when he played with the old Philadelphia Athletics.  I've got that issue stored somewhere.

Wow that is cool too Zel. This really has turned out to be a cool topic.  ;D

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One other.

My uncle who played MLB from 1940 to 1961, was on the very first cover of Baseball Digest (August 1942) when he played with the old Philadelphia Athletics.  I've got that issue stored somewhere.

And my mother appeared with John Wayne and Maureen O'hara in the Quiet Man as an extra in two scenes, when it was filmed in her home town in Ireland.  I've got the DVD... does that count?

That is so cool Zel! The quiet man is one of my all time favorite movies.  ;D ;D VERY AWESOME!!!!!

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well, i know a girl, who's best friend 'got with' Matthew Maconhay........... :P       (just kidding....but not really......  ;D)

b

lol  ;D ;D I am sure it wasn't mine.  :)

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Growing up, we always had a huge family reunion on my Moms side of the family.

   I had the pleasure of having my cousin Keith Whitley sing a many songs before he ever became a recording artist.  

   I starting my third tour in the Navy when I heard it over the radio that he died from an overdose.    

  Tough way to find out that a relative had passed.

     

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Thought about this post on the way home tonight.

Found two of my tickets from famous concerts I went to, and scanned them.

(Notice I said went. I still get flack from my 78 year old mother, about how I disobeyed my parents wishes, and snuck off to see Woodstock when I was 12 years old. My friends parents went away, and his older brother was to watch him. He and his friend had 4 tickets to Woodstock and we went, but traffic was too bad in NY, so he turned around and dropped us off at my parents and they went back, drove as far as they could and hitched the rest of their way to the concert. Boy did I get in trouble different times. The Live Aid concert was great but really hot, and the fiberglass in the seats was starting to disintegrate at the old JFK Stadium, and I was picking shards of fiberglass out of my arse for weeks)

concerttickets001.jpg

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One other thing. When my oldest daughter was going to college, one afternoon she was walking to her dorm and was passing outside the back of the hall where there was a concert later that night. She passed this older dingy guy smoking a cigarette at the back door. He struck up a conservation with her, and asked her if she knew who he was. Well she did. He lured her into his trailer under false pretences, and decided after a while to get a little frisky. She got scared and ran out. When she got to the dorm, she called me. Luckily he didn't get aggressive with her, because I was ready to drive across state and show this legendary singer some Knockin'.

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That is too cool Zel. You are just a one man wonder with all this famous tidbits of history you got. I think you need to keep those tickets around for a long time to come so I hope they are in a safe spot. Those are some memories you don't want to forget.  ;D

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Wow Mrs. Matstone, that is very cool.  What industry was he in, or was he politically involved to get that invitation?

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That is when you know you have made it in life when you can see yourself on wikipedia.

One day I was going threw my uncle Everett's old cabinet in his garage after he passed away. I then found what I thought was his outdoors belt that he wore while hiking. I then grab it and then I found out that it was his belt from WWII It has the canteen, and original sulfanimide. I later found out that he survived the Battle of the Bulge, and the Normandy invasion. A couple years later we were going threw his older workshop. I looked over just right, and found an artillery shell that was fired in WWII.

                   -searoach  

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I just remembered one, for all you people in New York City, I got to meet the lead singer of The Twelve at a wedding my Grandpa had at his house. He is a pretty cool guy, and sent me a t-shirt of the new design they came out with. It turns out it was the first one that was made in that print.

                      -searoach

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That is when you know you have made it in life when you can see yourself on wikipedia.

One day I was going threw my uncle Everett's old cabinet in his garage after he passed away. I then found what I thought was his outdoors belt that he wore while hiking. I then grab it and then I found out that it was his belt from WWII It has the canteen, and original sulfanimide. I later found out that he survived the Battle of the Bulge, and the Normandy invasion. A couple years later we were going threw his older workshop. I looked over just right, and found an artillery shell that was fired in WWII.

                   -searoach  

Your uncle was definitely a survivor.  :)

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i have a feeling it'll get even better. (fishing sites are all about the 'one up'. ;)b

Well Brent,

I didn't mean my post to be taken that way. I got to meet John Ashcroft who became Governor of Missouri, then Sentor Ashcroft and finally United States Attorney General. Governor Bond is now United States Senator Bond. Governor Reagan became arguably, the Greatest President of the United States, who ended the Cold War.

I don't mean to imply that these men are friends of mine, I just had the privilege of meeting them.

8-)

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