I get asked this question all the time, so I might as well fess up and address it up front!  (grin)  I am only part "yankee."  I was born in Augusta, and of my four grandparents, one was from Massachusetts (lived in Augusta, GA), one was German (grew up and lived in Augusta), and two were dyed-in-the-wool Southerners, with all roots in the Southland.  I have lived in northern (!) Massachusetts, about two miles from the New Hampshire border, since 1989.  I am a history buff, and enjoyed researching the necessities for this web site.  My ancestors were in South Carolina before 1700 (Gill, Peebles -all variants, Goethe, Wilson, Edenfield, etc.).  I am "one of them doctors what don't do nobody no good," (words of my deceased and much beloved step father), an astrophysicist.

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