My noble family tree

My older sister is researching a book about the noble Labriola family history…. I don’t know very much about that, so I’ve always been a bit curious. On the other hand, what I DO know — plenty of nuts on both sides of the family — I’m not sure I want to know more.

I don’t know how far back you guys can trace your family tree. With me its my great grandfather on my mother’s side, and my grandparents on my father’s side…. My great grandfather, who was a 100% Injun named Gearwar, made the local newspapers around the turn of the century when he got shot and almost killed by his sixteen years old son (my granddaddy). But that’s about all I know about him. I’d be curious to find out more about my Native American history. . . My father’s parents (my grandparents) were Italian peasants who immigrated to the great New World (New Jersey) around 1920. I’d be curious to find out more about my ancestors in Italy. And why my grandparents decided to leave (my hunch is they had probably shot their wad in the Old World).

At any rate, my sister has said she’s come up with all sorts of juicy tidbits. Which I can’t wait to see. And needless to say I owe a great debt to all my ancestors from the ancient past. Because without them, I wouldn’t be sitting here living out my own wondrous and/or miserable existence…. Labriolas and Gearwars of the Universe, I salute you.

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