Monday, June 6, 2011


Since it's my birthday today, I thought it was a good time to put the spotlight on one of the four main branches of the televersion of my family. Although I don't think my televersion is descended from this particular branch......

May O'Brien was an Irish prostitute working in one of the seedier districts in London during the late 1800's. She was accused of the murder of one of her sister doxies; but luckily for her, Dr. John Evelyn Thorndyke was able to discover the true murderer.

It's possible that in the course of her sordid profession, May O'Brien got pregnant - not just once, but perhaps at least twice. Rather than visit some back-alley butcher to terminate the pregnancies, she may have given birth to a boy who would carry on the family name. Ultimately, down through the generations in Toobworld, May O'Brien's branch of the family tree (certainly not mine!) would lead to Miles Edward O'Brien, Chief Engineer of the Deep Space Nine space station.

If May O'Brien had another child, it could have been a girl... and born before she got into trouble with the Law. If so, this daughter could have grown up to become the personal maid to Lady Grantham of Downton Abbey.

'The Rivals Of Sherlock Holmes' - "A Message From The Deep Sea"

'Star Trek - Deep Space Nine'

'Star Trek - The Next Generation'

'Star Trek' - "The Trouble With Tribbles"

'Downton Abbey'


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