For anyone who has this month's National Geographic, the article "The Man Who Wasn't Darwin" is about my husband's great grandfather. We are very proud of having his as an ancestor. DH and both my boys are Russel Wallaces, and my daughter's middle name is Flores, named for one of the islands Alfred Russel Wallace wrote about.
His is a great story, made even better by the fact that he wasn't born into wealth and had to make his own way in the world. He always remained extremely modest about his accomplishments (of which there were many more than are mentioned in the NG article).
Boasting over. As you were.
How neat is that??
I just have to mention that have been an NG subscriber since I was eight years old. It was my birthday present.... a subscription to NG was the only thing I wanted that year.
Yes, it is neat. Glad someone's seen it!
You're a long-time subscriber! Do you get a special award for that?!
I've just signed up for another year (we go through phases of subscribing or not) for only $18 which seems like a very good deal. The kids enjoyed taking this issue to school to show their teachers!
oh THAT is cool! something to be proud of - family history is always cool to know especially something like that.
Wow! That's neat! Do you have a link to an article?
My sister asked what to get my 11yo son for Xmas, mentioned a magazine that was probably below his level (it was rated up to 12yo, but he is reading a book about Gen. Schwartzkopf right now, sooo) and I suggested a subscription to NG because then she could just give it to the whole fam and be done with us all at once. My parents subscribed for years and it was such a fascinating mag. Oh, and it came in handy when doing school reports.
My husband was given a subscription from my mom last year, and we love looking through the whole thing.