So it's been about 140 years since my paternal ancestors left our family's ancestral homeland in the shadow of the Alps and near the shores of the Bodensee. We were a simple people. Herdsmen and cheesemakers. The one time impressed into Napolean's Grande Armee for a little stroll to Moscow. And a bit of a jog back. But great great great great great grandpa (grosse grosse grosse grosse grosse Opa) made it back, at least.
I wonder how my long lost cousins are doing now, back in the old country?
Oh. I see. Maybe there was a reason our family left.
The Missus has a pretty nasty stomache bug - And by "pretty nasty" I'll just elide the details, if you don't mind. But she's up to the toast and seltzer stage, so *Excelsior!*
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