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This is a question Black Sheep

Every family has their black sheep, deserved or not. We're still not talking to an uncle who "borrowed" the capital from the family firm, causing it to collapse and leaving my dad out of work for 4 years in his mid 40s. Who aren't you talking to?

(, Fri 14 Jan 2005, 9:17)
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Some years ago
my brother was dating a young lady from an area of SE London where my parents were brought up and lived in the 1930's to 60's. (Yes, I am that old...)

This was mentioned to said young lady's parents who of course asked where they used to live. By a coincidence they had family that actually lived a few doors down from my Mum's family.

Upon mention of my Mum's brother's (i.e. my uncle's) name the conversation took a slight turn for the worse.

"Oh he used to go around with our name witheld", quoth GF's mother. "They got put inside for nicking a whisky lorry !"

It turns out this "Crime of the Century" was broken by the Met's finest by virtue of the fact that they'd made off with a load of Glenfiddich in the days when single malts were rarely seen south of the Scottish border and accordingly the contraband was impossible to shift in the SE London underworld.

Two years in Wandsworth each.
(, Fri 14 Jan 2005, 10:58, Reply)

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