Friday, April 20, 2007

A Sense of History...

Recent efforts have unearthed this photo, the earliest known relative in the Beck family tree. According to the legends, Kennisaw "Wide Jowels" Beck was a Civil War Profiteer who lost most of his family fortune gambling. Known for his inept card playing, he managed to make ends meet swindling widows out of their land.

It is known that the Beck family tree spreads it's roots farther back than this, however. This painting, found in the caves at Lascaux clearly depicts a native of astonishing girth complaining of lower back pain, a clear indication that this is an ancestor of mine.