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Son of Butch

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George Washington - father of our country?
How about John Alden?
John Alden 1598-1687 over 2 million people alive today descend from John and Priscilla Alden, their 10 children and 70 grandchildren.

400 yrs ago
In 1620 at age 21 John Alden signed on as a Mayflower crew member. Listed as a cooper [barrel maker] he was described as tall, blond and strong. During the voyage he was swept overboard by a wave and was described as more dead than alive when pulled back on board. He chose to remain with the pilgrims as a colonist and in 1632 was elected Governor's assistant and advisor.

Notable descendants:
Presidents John Adams, John Quincey Adams, Calvin Coolidge,
Humphrey Bogart, Julia Child, Marilyn Monroe, Raquel Welch, Adlai Stevenson,
Dan Quayle, Orson Welles, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Frank N. Doubleday,
Dick Van Dyke, qb Matt Hasselbeck, rear admiral James Alden
 

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50% of usa population is under 38 1/2 yrs old and anything before 1982
is ancient history.

A friend's pre-teen daughter overhead a friend of her mother talking about the '70s and was dumbfounded.... you mean you were alive in the 1900s?!?
 
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But wait a bit,' the Oysters cried,
Before we have our chat;
For some of us are out of breath,
And all of us are fat!'
No hurry!' said the Carpenter.
They thanked him much for that.
 
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