An interview in the Des Moines Register with office-supply retailer Dick Triplett ends on a sour note.
Q. One more question. What's the nationality of the name Triplett?
A. (Dick) That's a good question. My father was French and English. There's some German. Some day I'm going to research all that. I believe it's a lot more fun selling office products than doing genealogy - the rewards are greater. [Link]