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Mike Haftel
05-03-2007, 11:55 AM
Yeah, how is it different?

Mike Haft

PS - Are we related? Was there a typo on my birth certificate or something?

What the hell? hahahah

I doubt we are related. But, that's funny!

I saw your picture on your website. We actually have a similar appearance.

Ecosamurai
05-03-2007, 05:38 PM
What the hell? hahahah

I doubt we are related. But, that's funny!

I saw your picture on your website. We actually have a similar appearance.

You mean that you're dashingly handsome too? :D

Interesting, and you're from New England and I'm from... England. Coincidence? I think not.... :eek:

Mike

Mike Haftel
05-04-2007, 08:35 AM
You mean that you're dashingly handsome too? :D

Interesting, and you're from New England and I'm from... England. Coincidence? I think not.... :eek:

Mike

Well, most of my family, on my dad's side, is from Austria/Germany and what used to be Galitcia (I think it's either part of Russia or Poland now). And my last name is either German or Austrian, as far as etymology goes. Don't know what it means though. I think Haft is the hilt of a sword and Haftel has something to do with books. Not quite sure.

Ecosamurai
05-04-2007, 09:11 AM
Well, most of my family, on my dad's side, is from Austria/Germany and what used to be Galitcia (I think it's either part of Russia or Poland now). And my last name is either German or Austrian, as far as etymology goes. Don't know what it means though. I think Haft is the hilt of a sword and Haftel has something to do with books. Not quite sure.

Lol, my family name was shortened post war to try to fit in and make it more English sounding. Like your family, mine too are from the Poland/Germany/Austria/Russia type area in my grandparents generation. I'm guessing you're probably Jewish like me. Maybe we're distant cousins after all hehe...

Sorry for this getting OT Jun. I'll try to bring it back on topic:

Legend has it that two brothers were separated at birth and raised by different Budo masters, one went west over the ocean. Each had half of a sacred medallion.... hehe...

Mike

Mike Haftel
05-04-2007, 10:48 AM
Lol, my family name was shortened post war to try to fit in and make it more English sounding. Like your family, mine too are from the Poland/Germany/Austria/Russia type area in my grandparents generation. I'm guessing you're probably Jewish like me. Maybe we're distant cousins after all hehe...

Sorry for this getting OT Jun. I'll try to bring it back on topic:

Legend has it that two brothers were separated at birth and raised by different Budo masters, one went west over the ocean. Each had half of a sacred medallion.... hehe...

Mike

hahahha!

What was the family name before it was shortened?

Ecosamurai
05-08-2007, 11:22 AM
hahahha!

What was the family name before it was shortened?

No idea, sorry.

Mike (took me a while to find where Jun had put this...)