I was meaning to post this some days ago, but only got around to it now, since i took a few days off and now that I was reminded of it by Aunt when speaking with her on the phone a few hours ago, I thought it would be a good time to post a topic like this: Do you or anyone in your family (perhaps everyone in your family blood-line) have any claim to fame from a history, which could be that one of your ancestors were related to someone famous from the American Civil War, someone in your family who fought in WW1 or WW2 or either Korea or the Vietnam Wars or just something else entirely that has forever left an imprint on history? For me, imy family ties go back to my grant-grandmother, who was born and raised in England and she had booked tickets and passage on the newly built ship, the Titanic, for its maiden voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the east coast of America, but at the very last minute, she decided for some reason not to board the boat and take the journey, and stayed behind in Liverpool. All of her belongings and bags she had owned had already been put aboard ship, so she was unable to retrieve them (or did not want to, we will never know) so after the Titanic sank in 1912, all of her belongings are now part of the Titanic wreck on the bottom of the Atlantic, along with those unfortunate souls who perished in that unprecedented disaster, so that the one link that my family has (on my late mother's side of the family) to have a real, physical connection to a truly historic time in history. We unable to find out why she decided not to board at the last minute (as she died years before I was even born and never spoke of it to anyone else in the family), so there is a little bit of a mystery and a little bit of wonder at the circumstances that made her not board the ship right before it set off for its Maiden Voyage. Anyway, that is my story - does anyone else have stories they would like to share about their family's claim to fame (or infamy, I guess I should say, in my case)? I feel this topic would be really enlightening and educational for all, and serve to help us remember all that has happened in the past.