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Old 03-05-2003, 05:01 PM
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Location: St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
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My family is from Germany, a looong time ago. Fled "Germany" in about 1450 to the Ukraine, and to Canada in 1842.

By uncles fought in WWII, and we lost family fighting the Nazis.

Still, when the war was over, my uncle John changed his name from Schellenberg (My dad lost the "c", another very long story) to John Shellen to escape anti-German sentiments.

It didn't matter that he laid his life on the line for nearly SIX years for Canada. No one knew that when they saw his name.

We have along history of acting the goat, and I didn't think it would change with our current "conflict."

I bet there are lots of proud Canadian and American middle-eastern desent families that fear the same consequences right now, no matter their feelings. We just seem doomed to repeat ourselves...
John Shellenberg
1998 C230 "Black Betty" 240K

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