#39: Getting Into Trouble and Mixing with the Wrong People
This Reddit user has a family history that reads like a thrilling adventure novel! From Che Guevara teaching their grandfather to play chess to their great-grandfather getting into bar fights with Pancho Villa, their family’s past is full of exciting stories. But perhaps the most amusing story is how their family name came to be. Two Scottish brothers getting drunk, stealing a cannon, and accidentally shooting the steeple off a church is a wild tale in itself.
But the fact that they told their children to pretend to be German and not speak English if anyone asked about their last name takes it to another level. It’s too bad he didn’t mention what the chosen last name was, and it makes us question some parts of this story… Nonetheless, this story is a reminder to cherish our family’s stories and preserve them for future generations to enjoy.