Kindness Can Kill

When the Fiske half of my family immigrated to England, we weren’t exactly popular. We arrived at the coast in boats and disgorged en masse only to be met “with spear tips and sword blades,” according to the contemporary account.

  • Shebel

    If somebody had met the Siske part of my inlaws and exterminated them all— I would Not have a problem.

  • I wonder if “Fiske” is related to Fisk, as in Robert, as in the guy who inspired the neologic verb “to fisk”.

    • Brett_McS

      Probably, although in those days To Fiske meant “rebut by way of battle axe”.

  • JoKeR
    • disqusW6sf

      I’m not laughing this time–too close to the mark.