Monthly Archives: April 2012

You know you’re a large family when…

At least two loads of laundry have to be done every day and the pile never disappears. Cooking anything in a single batch is a huge waste of time. You’re used to having at least four other people in the … Continue reading

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A Father of 600 Children?

Most of the issues I’ve discussed have concerned families of four to¬†twenty children. But David Gollancz has a new concern of his own: That he may have as many as 599 siblings. Gollancz is one of many children born mostly … Continue reading

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John Brown: Abolitionist, Father

I’ve discussed some modern large families, but John Brown is one a historical figure who also liked to procreate. Between two wives, the abolitionist and leader of the failed attempt to raid Harpers Ferry, Virginia (at the time; Harpers Ferry … Continue reading

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“There is no delight in owning anything unshared.”

–Seneca ¬† Growing up with multiple siblings instills many virtues in a child. One of the most important of these is the ability to share. Not that I think only children are incapable of sharing, but I feel as if … Continue reading

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