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Thursday, April 26, 2007

He'd Rather Be Selling Paper Clips

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]

Thomas Hamburger Jnr

Ah, but the sad irony will be when he far too belatedly discovers the papers and diaries of an ancestor, only to find that rusting paperclips and staples have caused the paper to deteriorate. I'd like to be there to watch a grown man cry!

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