It would be an understatement to say that Sterling is obsessed with swords. On a regular basis, he imagines himself defeating the bad guys and conquering the world. Perhaps trying to find a logical explanation for his obsession, Sterling came to me a month or so ago and asked if we had any pirates among our ancestors. My obvious answer was, "I have no idea. Ask your Uncle Rob."
If anyone knows our family history, it's Rob. And if he doesn't know, he'll find out. So after a quick phone call, Rob was on the case. Yesterday, this arrived in the mail:
|In short, King Robert the Bruce of Scotland = Sterling's 24th Great Grandpa|
You would not believe how happy that postcard made Sterling. Seriously. He has, in the past 24 hours, become quite the authority on Robert the Bruce. It doesn't hurt that the great battle led by King Robert was just outside of Stirling, Scotland. I believe Sterling's actual words were, "Robert the Bruce has spoken my name!"
So Rob, you win the prize. The Coolest Uncle Award is all yours!
|Robert the Bruce -- "The most famous king who had ever reigned in Scotland, one whose name will never be forgotten as long as there is a Scottish nation." Imagesource|