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Old 09-12-2008, 06:52 AM   #15
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I'll have you know that Tommy E personally wired my trailer. I have family in Vienna, Ont and have a special connection with Tommy. A post from our Gilbert Soper family website.

On the morning before the Owen Soper Re-union, some family members visited the Edison Museum in Vienna ON. The purpose of their visit was to present a book titled, The Descendants of Gilbert Soper, to the Museum for their Archives. This is what they had to say.

The old Vienna home housing the Edison family archives is not the original Edison House which Henry Ford spirited off to Greenfield Village near Detroit many years ago. The rooms of the house are filled with original Edison family artifacts and furniture but also they are salted with pieces merely representative of the bygone era. Several old gramophones and other Edison inventions are there, gifts from the Great One (Thomas Alva, not Gretzky).

We were given an interesting and informative tour by a young college student summer employee (the museum is only open in the summer perhaps because this cheap but excellent help is available then). She tested repeatedly our guessing ability on the arcane devices of yesteryear (a special dish for saving hair??).

The highlight of the visit was the formal presentation of the Book to the young Curators. Like all good Bureaucrats their initial confusion at this magnaminity was solved by giving us a form to fill out to accompany our donation.

Then I explained Gilbert's connection to the Vienna Edisons (see "Finding Gilbert Soper" on this site) which was through his fists on Samuel Edison, Thomas Alva's grandfather, in 1817. As you know Gilbert was convicted of Assault and Battery for this offence and paid a fine. To me this means Gilbert won the fight and I'm proud of my third great grandfather for accomplishing this in his sixties. It's kind of like that childish boast of "my old man can beat up on your old man any day!".

The two were neighbors and Samuel has been reported as "feisty". Gilbert made him pay for it. In this politically correct new Millennium I abhor violence and testosterone but I can't help myself when I say - "Way to go, Gramps!".

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Old 09-13-2008, 10:20 PM   #16
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Well Larry, at least you got the word light in your post, as in highlight.

So I solved the problem, more or less, by replacing the standard cool white tubes with soft white. Now we keep the overhead lights on more, thus have more light.


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