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PostSubject: Do you know Sam?   Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:00 pm

Hello,

I did a little bit of research on our old cars... The Buick. I bought a Buick last fall and have been working on it over the summer... one problem leads to another of course and it has yet to see the road.

However, I found something out today that really made me proud. As we know, Buick started in Canada and was a real strong building block in the making of General Motors. Before the car was made, the founder Robert Mclaughin made carriges and buggies. In the early 1900's the company boomed making a carriage every 10 minutes. Eventually he passed the company onto his son Sam Mclaughin. Sam lived to be 100 years old.. Kinda cool. Anyway, Sam eventually was VP of General motors and they made the Mclaughin Buick. So on and so forth. If you want to read more you can google it.

The part that made me proud, was Mclaughin, Robert and Sam, are my.... Great Great Great Great Grand father. Infact, my Grandmother today still has the last name of Mclaughin. Not only was Mclaughin made in Canada. Its a part of my family history.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:21 pm

Speaking personally, on behalf of my grateful family, we'd also like to thank you folks for calling a truce in the war of 1812, which my great great (etc)  grandfather was therefore able to survive, (providing future genetic material for the rest of us) and of course  ice hockey and Labatt's beer.  Although my family does not have a vehicle named after us, we've been associated with common names for anal sphincter muscles for generations.

On the other hand, please feel free to take back Alex Trebec any time you want.

Dave


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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:23 pm

lakeffect wrote:
Speaking personally, on behalf of my grateful family, we'd also like to thank you folks for calling a truce in the war of 1812, which my great great (etc) grandfather was therefore able to survive, (providing future genetic material for the rest of us) and of course ice hockey and Labatt's beer. Although my family does not have a vehicle named after us, we've been associated with common names for anal sphincter muscles for generations.

On the other hand, please feel free to take back Alex Trebec any time you want.

Dave
This made me laugh like crazy!  Well done.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:38 pm

CowboyWagon wrote:
As we know, Buick started in Canada and was a real strong building block in the making of General Motors.
Ummmm, I think you are a bit confused. Buick was started by David Dunbar Buick in Flint, MI and became the basis for GM when bought by William Durant. McLaughlin partnered with Durant and wound up beginning GM of Canada.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:46 am

Thats the history that I have always read.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:19 am

Mclauchlin was first,.. canada, ftw.

just like the second world war was 42-44 for you johnny come lately's,..j/k, put the gun down.Laughing 

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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:22 am

Yes its not exact, I didnt write it out in full detail.. just that Mclaughin in part of my family I find it pretty cool. Just wanted to share that with more Buick lovers!
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:21 pm

lakeffect wrote:
On the other hand, please feel free to take back Alex Trebec any time you want.
OK, we'll take Alex, if we have to. But we're drawing the line at Celine.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:40 pm

Leave Trebec. Take that dickhead Justin Bieber back.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:38 pm

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Leave Trebec. Take that dickhead Justin Bieber back.
+1,please take the little rich punk,leave the cars though!
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:07 pm

no you guys can keep justin, consider it reparations for burning your white house.....

cause if we must take him back, he may want to visit his aunt, who lives in the house next door to me, I don't want that to happen
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:11 pm

He was, by all reports, a nice kid before he went south. What did you guys do to him anyway? Question 
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sun Aug 11, 2013 12:23 am

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He was, by all reports, a nice kid before he went south. What did you guys do to him anyway? Question 
He may have been a nice kid until he met a few female fans that were determined to bed him and brag about it.Not that I care but the boy does seem to have a temper problem and always has.One of these days his giant bodyguards wont be quick enough and he,s going to get knocked on his ass!
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:34 pm

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no you guys can keep justin, consider it reparations for burning your white house.....

cause if we must take him back, he may want to visit his aunt, who lives in the house next door to me, I don't want that to happen
Let's simplify things. Just burn his aunt's house down and both countries can call it even.
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sun Aug 11, 2013 8:00 pm

not happening Dave, she's a good neighbour, and likes my cars.......
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:31 pm

Well, NOW you tell me she's a wagon fan!
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:55 pm

recently single too dave......
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PostSubject: Re: Do you know Sam?   Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:08 pm

I was recently reminded that I'm not.


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