Can it be true?  Say it aint so Joe.

I get asked this question all the time, so I might as well fess up and address it up front!  (grin)   I was born in Augusta, Georgia, and of my four grandparents, one was from Massachusetts (lived in Augusta, GA), one was German (lived in Augusta), and two were dyed-in-the-wool Southerners, with all roots in the Southland.  I myself am a dyed-in-the-wool Southerner.  I have lived in northern (!) Massachusetts, about two miles from the New Hampshire border, since 1989.  I offered to be site coordinator as payback for the two centuries or so of time that my ancestors lived in this area (some still do).  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 - from the Mississippi delta), an astrophysicist.

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