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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton Harper View Post
    I have had my name, i think since birth. In my family it is customary to be named after someone in your family tree. As I understand I was named after my grandfather, known for being a mule skinner during proibition. He was said to haul logs to Jacksonville from Douglas GA, and bring back large quanities of sugar from the port of Jacksonville. Some speculate that there may have been moonshine in logs.
    That explains a lot Clayton.

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    I was named after my grandfather who
    was a British Soldier who fought in the Boer
    War in South Africa (1899-1902) against the
    Afrikaners (Dutch)..There were two Boer
    wars..the first was in (1880-1881).
    My grandfather who smoked would never
    take the third light off of a match..he said
    while they were sitting in their trenches
    passing a match along the third man
    was shot between the eyes from a
    Afrikaner sniper..funny thing my father
    was Dutch and married a British lady.
    William Nyman
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    On this forum I go by Frank Green cause my name is Frank Green, actually Francis the 3rd. My name originates from my ancestor Francis Marion, otherwise known as the "Swampfox" of the revolutionary war. He's the one who figured out it was safer to shoot the "Red Coats" from behind a tree than to stand in a field face to face. On other forums I go by "Curliegreen". He was one of my golden retrievers, Curlie.
    -Super Stub-

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    Sooo, Why do you go by Gilbert Pierce, Gilbert?
    The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
    Socrates

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clayton Harper View Post
    Sooo, Why do you go by Gilbert Pierce, Gilbert?
    Because that is the name my mother and father gave me.
    Like you I have no need to use anything else. No outstanding warrants, not in a witness protection program and no bad guys looking for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gilbert Pierce View Post
    Because that is the name my mother and father gave me.
    Like you I have no need to use anything else. No outstanding warrants, not in a witness protection program and no bad guys looking for me.
    That's my new smart-ass reply when people as why Sandy when my real name is Alexander - I'm in the discount witness protection program...They only changed my first name.
    “Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.”
    ― Victor Hugo

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    Steve called me up and chastised me for not telling the whole story

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    Most people don't know you changed your name.

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    Subsonic - Because my whole work-a-day world is hypersonic earth-atmospheric re-entry systems. I spend a lot of time thinking about moving large mass objects through the air at rates most would consider to be impossible. Surface temperature-of-the-sun kind of rates. My world begins at M10. Since I'm still learning to fly an airplane and I've not dealt with anything traversing the earth atmosphere at less than Mach 7 in many years, I chose a pertinent handle for myself. Subsonic. Oh, and yes my wife is Supersonic. She's also the Boss. I'm just lucky she lets me fly. So, Subsonic I am, in this suborbital world of Shortwingpipers.

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    Redbarron55.
    I owned and FBO called Red Barron Aviation and was 55 when I needed a screen name.
    I am now almost 70 and what hair is left has never been red.

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