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John Roberts
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Lives in Freedom, ME
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I had the Mercury counterpart of this - an '81 Mercury Cougar.  Those cars were horribly underrated.  I was getting well over 30mph on that car when I bought it for $200 back in 1996 or so.  It wasn't until after I gave it away (moved out of state) that I discovered that it was the same body they used on Mustangs and the like in the day.

I managed to get my Cougar up to somewhere around 120 or maybe even more heading down the interstate (wee hours, had the road to myself) before I lost my nerve and dropped back to road speed again. I'd literally pegged the needle back to 0, so I have no clue what my actual speed was besides "way too fast and highly illegal".

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Well hell, accidentally shared a couple albums as public. :)  Now I need to slog through them to make sure its all honky dory to be viewed by the world... LOL
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I'm using a custom theme in Gmail on the Web and I think you'll like it too! Check it out on your desktop or laptop. #gmailthemes
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I'm fairly certain that's an '82 Mercury Cougar wagon (yes, they exist) or its Ford counterpart the Granada.

I owned an '81 Cougar sedan.  Ugly as hell, but even with the stock straight 6 I could probably dust just about anyone.  I was on my way into work in Philly one morning in the wee hours and decided to see how fast I could go cruising down the Northeast Extension.  I had the southbound lanes to myself, and all I remember was that I managed to peg the speedometer a complete 360 from 0 to 0 before I chickened out and dropped back to road speed again (the speedometer maxed out at 80 or 5mph., so it wasn't quite as impressive as it sounds until you realize I had about a quarter of a dial of emptiness to overcome past 80 before pegging the needle).

I wound up giving the car away when I moved out of state (I only paid $200 for it used) and have regretted it ever since.

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One thing I noticed is that if someone has bad data in their DNA tree (ie, their tree is wrong), you can still have it confuse things and show as a tree hint.  I have that with one match in particular in which I suspect the actual match is a generation or three back, but because the other person added a child to an incorrect father it shows as a match for me.

She mentions this around the 6:30 mark.

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FWIW, you may have (slightly) better luck searching for him as Jasper Heidenreich.  Orton's his mother's family name. ;)

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Freedom, ME
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Plumsteadville, PA - Peachtree, NC - Farmington Falls, ME - Farmington, ME - Telford, PA - Hatfield, PA - Coopersburg, PA
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  • Southern Lehigh High School
    1991 - 1991
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