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  • Who's a royal you feel is misunderstood/under-appreciated?

    After reading a biography of Edward VII, I got a much better sense of him as an individual and a leader, and not just 'Edward the Caresser.' The experience makes me think that there must be many more royals who've been unfairly assessed. Who's someone you think fits that category? Who do we not know enough about, appreciate enough, or understand in context? Examples from history and the current time are welcome, as are members of any dynasty.

    Looking forward to learning more -- thank you in advance.

    4 AnswersRoyalty7 years ago
  • Best pocketknife for horseback riding?

    My mother has asked for a knife to carry with her while riding/working with her horse. I'd like to get her a good knife for her birthday, but I know next to nothing about this. Can you please give me some guidance? Thanks in advance.

    7 AnswersHorses7 years ago
  • What do you think when you hear that someone has "researched" his/her family history 1,000 yrs back?

    And, of course, their ancestors just happen to include royalty.

    I ask because I find this to be a fairly common occurrence in some genealogy forums, and I have no idea how these people accomplish such feats. What am I missing?

    10 AnswersGenealogy7 years ago
  • Why are dead veterans removed from the home feet first?

    My grandfather was a Naval Aviator in WW2. When he passed away at home this summer, the mortuary attendants who came for him covered his body with a flag and removed him from our home feet first. They told me that this was a sign of respect afforded to all veterans, but they did not know the history or the idea behind it. (I understand why the flag is used -- just asking about the necessity of going feet-first.)

    I've done some basic research and have not yet been able to find any information about this practice that is specific to veterans.

    Thank you in advance if you can provide any insight or background on this ritual. It was very moving and respectful, and I'd just like to know more about it.

    1 AnswerMilitary7 years ago
  • Would a person in a medical assistant training program have extensive needle marks on her arms?

    A family member and his girlfriend have had drug problems in the past. Now she is in a training program to become a medical assistant, and has explained the needle marks covering her arms as the result of "practice" during the course, which is believable since I know students do have to practice on each other. However, the family member also how has needle marks on his arms and the explanation is that she has to "practice" sticking him, as well.

    I feel bad for even thinking this but I have to admit that I'm worried about drugs based on the past, and some other slightly strange behavior. This couple has a new baby. If anyone who's been through medical assistant training could reassure me that this is normal, I'd be very relieved.

    2 AnswersMedicine8 years ago