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What skeletons are there in your family's collective cupboards? Asks enzyme. Tell us your shameful, scurrilous and generally regrettable family histories... for laughs

(, Thu 1 Jun 2017, 22:05)

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My cousin Alec was quite an intense child.
He was a few years older than me. I didn't see him much after his parents divorced, but when when he did visit we'd play with my toys - I say 'we', but he tended to take over quite forcefully (my mum warned me not to let him play with anything breakable).

I'd made an AT-AT out of some interlocking blocks, and it delighted him so much that he punched its head off. Then there was the time he build a Lego house. He started with the outline, and put all the Lego people inside, as tightly together as they would fit. I asked why he why he hadn't included any doors or windows, and how the Lego people would get in or out, but he ignored me. When he'd finished the roof, he gleefully announced that it was time to destroy the house, and he did so with great enthusiasm. I think he must have been about 13 or 14 at the time.

I never saw him again after that. My granny told me once that she would be wary of letting him in the house, if he should turn up, because she wasn't sure if he could be trusted. She also mentioned that he was a groupie for a rock band. I'm pretty sure she meant 'roadie'. Pretty sure.

Then he was allegedly murdered by a CPS lawyer in a sex game.
(, Fri 2 Jun 2017, 6:43, closed)
I had a cousin, who was cursed with intelligence but lacked control.
He could beat the shit out of me in chess. He had a low threshold to anger and the fact that the entire world moved too slow for him was a continual irritation. Out on the lake with me in a rowboat, he didn't get the idea of how deep to dip the oars. In a minute, we were soaked from his furious slapping them up and down.

When he enlisted, he tested well and was trained for military electronics something. He was dishonorably discharged soon after.

He was murdered in 1973. His penis had been cut off and jammed into his mouth. The murder made USA national press. Unofficial information was that he probably tried to cheat on a drug deal. Five people were arrested, but I never heard if they were convicted.

Oh, I was scared of him, too.
(, Tue 6 Jun 2017, 11:44, closed)

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