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I Googled My Uncle Ross

Updated on February 4, 2012

That's why my mama said I had legs like the other side

It's been a ver rainy, dreary, reflective weekend. I was jotting down the most memorable experiences I had during my childhood. One of the saddest was meeting my father's family. (NO, this isn't another sad love song) I was about four years old. The long ride to Indiana at Christmas time was confusing, where were we going and Why.

We were traveling To Anderson, Indiana to visit the "other side" for the first time. Mama had three boys when she met my father and then there was me and my sister. We were crammed in a station wagon like the Brady Bunch taking turns sleeping. It wasn't long before I was ready to come home, I would rather be in the car.

I can't seem to remember much about the actual visit,  the chimes up the winding stairs that looked like it belonged in a church. I do remember my Uncle Ross, he was quite a show off, but good.  Very good, I just didn't realize how good.  He loved Karate.

I haven't seen my dad since I was 8 and we never stayed in touch with the family. They just pretented we didn't exist. "I told you not to ever date a women below the Mason Dixon line, boy".

So I decided today to Google my Uncle Ross. I had heard though the years we was an accomplished boxer, as well as martial arts and Karate. It wasn't until I googled him until I realized how good. My Uncle Ross on utube! lol.

This is my father's brother.  I don't know him personally, but it's wierd how we both love boxing.   He can box but I like to watch!

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      RachaelConner 3 years ago

      Wow- small world. For some reason today I also decided to googled "Ross Scott" because my mom always shared good memories of him - and other family members- "Ross" is actually the middle name of my brother. My mom is Dawn (Derucki), daughter to Sue Scott. I will check back to see if there is ever any updates on this- interesting find for the day!

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      fortunerep 3 years ago from North Carolina

      Dad has passed away, RIP TR Scott.....................

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      Chad Brown/scott 3 years ago

      HI, sis I love reading your hubs. I have sent you text and haven't got a reply yet. im going crazy tying to find Justine scott Robin told me yesterday that she had made contact on here and I have done everything I can to find her. Ive been lookin for Yrs now and with no luck so I thought since this hub page has done such a wonderfull job of reuniting all of us I thought I would try. Justine if you see this please contact me on fb or cbrown511@ivytech.edu. I live in Anderson Indiana my fb profile is my car. please make contact I haven't slept since I heard u made contact I will never stop looking

      Dori im planning a trip your way and maybe Virginia if I can find Justine

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      fortunerep 3 years ago from North Carolina

      This is to Justine Scott, I am your big sister, been looking for you, please inbox me or find me on FB Dori Scott, look forward to catching up with you, dori

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      Justine Scott 3 years ago

      I think the man you are talking about is also my Uncle. I am from Anderson, Indiana. Now I am in Virginia.

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      Brook Lindner 5 years ago

      Ross Scott is my uncle my mothers name is robin Scott a daughter of Tom Scott I have been in karate for 5 years now uncle Ross is in Anderson Indiana teaching karate I have not been able to meet my grandpa Tom Scott I wish I could but someday I will I live in Pendleton Indiana not to far from Anderson I would like to meet u sincerely,brook lindner

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      fortunerep 5 years ago from North Carolina

      LOL, well nice to meet ya! if it wasnt for this article, we would never be able to because if you know him, then you would know he is bad for writing, etc. thats great, he is a good guy i just wonder why he never married? (he is going to kill me when he reads this, and he will, he checks, lol)

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      danunley 5 years ago

      i know your uncle ross. in fact, he was my first MAJOR crush. we went together in jr high school (now middle school) and still occasionally correspond. small world, huh?!?

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      fortunerep 5 years ago from North Carolina

      i love my uncle Ross!

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      ajrubieber 5 years ago

      i love google

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      fortunerep 5 years ago from North Carolina

      i BETTER BE ONE OF YOUR FIRST FRIENDS, LOTS OF PICS ON MINE IT IS UNDER Dorianna McCabe

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      Uncle Ross 5 years ago

      ha im on face book now but i have not done a profile as of yet i will get back to it soon i got like 500 hits

      the first day so little to munch so talk to you soon

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      Ross Scott 5 years ago

      well i don't know i email five days a go but he did not get back with me, face book maybe soon im just moveing

      so when i get stuff togather ps sue is sick so i am going to see her on monday take care my dear

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      fortunerep 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Uncle Ross,

      I haven't talked to dad, Chad or Robin, occasionally on Facebook which you need to get!!!!!!!!!! It would be so much easier........ email me and i will email you ack, please....how is dad?????

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      uncle ross 5 years ago

      ha dori how are you it has been a time since i heard for you did you ever talk to tom sue told me she had emaild

      you however i have been working to get a book out and have been out of things for a year or so let me know how you are doing. ps ilost my glasses last night so i can't see what im writting best wishes

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      agaglia 6 years ago

      It's always interesting to see our extended relatives as real people instead of some single dimensional person.

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      fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Hi Gregory,

      thanks for commenting on my hub it is such a small wourld!

      dori

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      gregorywhitson 7 years ago

      i know ross from when i was a kid,,, i guess he hung out with my dad and some of the family,,, and then i used to run into him when i got out on my own.

      glad the hear ross is good!

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      fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

      I FOUND MY DAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks Joe, this is Dori his daughter, my phone number is 910-506-4269 or 910-217-4315 please have my dad call me. and this beautiful picture is his grandchild. Please Please have dad contact me.

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      Joe 7 years ago

      Dori, Ross.....

      Tom Scott is alive, somewhat well, and as cantankerous as ever.

      I'm just a friend who stumbled upon this while, you guessed it, Googling Ross Scott Karate.

      I'll show him this site, Dori. And your email, Ross.

      He'll be in touch by tomorrow. No BS, this is real. :)

      He lives with me. He's asleep right now. All is well.

      I want an autograph, Ross. ;) Tom will give you the address and phone # here tomorrow.

      It's unusual for me to do a good deed. Hope I helped.

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      fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Hey Uncle Ross,

      Good to hear from ya, sounds like we are both busy, will email you today,

      dori

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      uncle ross 7 years ago

      ha dori - how is it going i will get a dvd to you soon i have been working on some grants to open a martial arts museum here in anderson and doing clinics so the dvd projeckt has been on the back list of thing to do .

      i have done two - world champion kumte kumta is fighting.

      and strike back self defince . so drop me a email some time

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      fortunerep 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Aunt Sue,

      I did rec. your email and am so excited to hear from you, check you email and write back, thanks

      dori scott

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      thinking out loud,

      I would definately embrace a relationship with my uncle. He is blood, and the similarities are uncanny. As it turns out my Aunt was a writer and an Editor. I could just keep on and on. It is very emotional for me. Thanks

      dori

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      thinking out loud 8 years ago

      fortunerep: Sometimes things just happen for a reason. As a boxing fan, you should be proud. As a family member, that's for you to decide. Good luck.

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks thanks and thanks!! I have no idea how Unlce Ross found this, you never know who is reading do you? We have corresponded via email a bit. I hope to have a great story to tell and I will hub it for sure. It is all because of HP. Hopefully this will answer alot of questions. He is def. an interesting man.

      dori

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      KCC Big Country 8 years ago from Central Texas

      Gives me goosebumps! Way to go Uncle Ross for making contact!

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      OMG what a story!!!!!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      I came as soon as I heard! OMG. How exciting! For real? How did Uncle Ross find this? Are you going to tell us the story? Hub it perhaps? Okay, wow... what are the chances? Far frickin out.

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      omg Uncle Ross it is you. Will email you when anxiety attact subsides. omg

      dori

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      ross scott or uncle ross 8 years ago

      i was talking about the statement i was showing off when you mad the visit

      tom the father of the story we have lost touch with almost ten years .

      drop me a email at rscott3732 aol.com and i will try to fill in some blanks.

      former kickboxing and karate world champion uncle ross

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      ross or Uncle Ross,

      I am pretty Zin myself. I wasn't showing off. I was showing you off. When you talk to dad could you tell him I would like to talk to him. or just read this https://hubpages.com/health/The-Perfect-Addict and tell him yourself. He may like to know.

      dori

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      what?

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      ross scott ie uncle ross  8 years ago

      show off im a zin man .

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      roflmao!! According to mom I was scared to death, so I am sure I behaved!

      dori

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      Dolores Monet 8 years ago from East Coast, United States

      I bet you are glad that you behaved on that trip.

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      Andria 8 years ago

      fortune - when I google 'frogdropping' all that comes back is a load of dross :)

      How great that you have some 'cool' in your family. I'd google mine but the ones I know already are idiots and the ones I don't are Burmese - dead - and very hard to pin down. Even google's not THAT good!

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow BP, Louie Armstrong is cool!! I am German and when I seen your pic I said, she is either Russian or German because of your distinct features. It really is a small world.

      Dori

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      blondepoet 8 years ago from australia

      I am going to try this. I know for a fact it won't come up like this lol. If my grandfather were alive he would appear. My family are Russian, my grandfather was a pianist who played around the world professionally. He actually jammed with Louie Armstrong and lived next door to Yul Brymer in China.

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      Candie V 8 years ago from Whereever there's wolves!! And Bikers!! Cummon Flash, We need an adventure!

      Wow is right! That is great to see who he is/what he's about. Great hub!

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Thanks BC, I have always loved boxing so i find it amusing. My youngest brother looks just like him too, scary.

      dori

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      yeah, it's pretty cool. Wish wherever he is, he could slide me some La Hoya tickets

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      Christoph Reilly 8 years ago from St. Louis

      That's cool. I never googled anyone in my family. I think I'll try it.

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      goldentoad 8 years ago from Free and running....

      I'm sure if I googled my family members- arrest logs in newspapers.

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      would have been nice to know that then! It's wierd. My brothers told me he was good but never thought he'd be on the WWW.

      dori

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      Julianna 8 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

      Wow!! Now that is neat lucky you a famous boxer. :)