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thanks to the person who posted about this board on ones I frequent.

Thought I'd jump in with a story about surnames. because it shows how family stories reflect history.

My family is generally considered to be white. I have a cousin who checked all the phone books for his unusual surname. One time in Texas, he called and the friendly woman was quick to say, "Well, sir, this is the Black family of G". My cousin was just as quick to say, "I'd be honored to come visit with you". He went and had an enjoyable evening.
Now, I haven't entangled all of the story yet, but I like remembering that family includes people I haven't even met yet

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