The International Herald Tribune is a famous and usually prestigious newspaper that published an article yesterday by Glenn Collins under the headline of "Lafayette's Ancestor to Auction his Famous Medal from George Washington." Excuse me? His ancestor? I'd like to meet this "ancestor" who obviously is more than 250 years old!
That has to be embarrassing for the newspaper. Don't they have editors who know the difference between an ancestor and a descendant?
Anyway, if you can ignore the blatant typo error in the headline, you can find a rather interesting story at http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/11/28/america/28lafayette.php.
My thanks to Denice for telling me about this story.