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Byron Graham
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Posted: 26 December 2012 at 11:03am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

John, I was wondering, since you said that upon your father's death the title Lord Rushton passed on to you, was there any kind of official procedure you had to follow or recognition from the British government?
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John, I was wondering, since you said that upon your father's death the title Lord Rushton passed on to you, was there any kind of official procedure you had to follow or recognition from the British government?

First, we're not entirely sure it HAS passed to me, technically. I am an American citizen, and American citizens cannot hold titles in other lands (unless they are strictly honorary, like Reagan's knighthood). So the title is basically floating out there in the ozone, somewhere. Is it mine? Has it simply evaporated? Well, doesn't matter, really, as I can still trot it out for a bit of fun from time to time!

More immediate to your question, tho, the title is what's known as a "noncorporeal hereditament" -- which means it's JUST a title. No lands, no manor house, no seat in the Lords. So, nothing with which the British Government needs to concern itself. Dad left the title to me in his will, just to be sure, but other than that, no "paperwork".

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Concerning hometowns, my parents are from Ohio and Alabama, but settled in a small town in Ohio because it was near where my Dad could find good work. Which is the #1 reason people tend to stray from home, I think. Strangely, the town I grew up in is a half hour from where I live yet I don't visit often (once every few years). Like me, my parents and brother and sister eventually moved away, and my few friends that still live there I haven't stayed close to.
I did find out that my old Elementary School has been torn down. It isn't a small town, it's a disappearing town!!
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Two years. Where did THAT go??
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Joe Martino
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It is crazy how fast time goes.

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Thinking the same thing.  My own father passed away three years ago end of January.  My brother and I were talking about it over the holidays and marveling at how fast the time has gone.
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That's got to be the fastest four years ever!
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The older we get, the faster it goes.....
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I can't believe that's been four years!
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As I commented two years ago, I'm one year ahead of you.  Hard to believe that my father passed five years ago end of January.  Time does go by REALLY fast!
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VERY sorry to hear this sad news. Your talking with him an hour before was a blessing.
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Oops! The tenth anniversary slipped by unnoticed. Sorry, pater!
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