Lol.. it's just like horsetraining. Everyone has an opinion rumored to be fact:-)
Oh, I just remembered something from ye olde school termpaper on genealogy: Hodges, Rodgers, and (oops, forgot) someone else came from Lower Germany. Hodges is a common name among the middle to upper class folks over there, after the Middle Ages.
Mine are mainly from Alabama, Tennessee, and the grand old south (GEEZ, that explains SO MUCH). They were a backwards bunch, not really getting into plumbing and actual tractors (we picked cotton in Harvest Ala. until the late 60's, I think?) or anything like that until my branch moved "up north", to Chicago. Valley View.
I have SO many CRAZY stories about them. We were like the Clampetts, for REAL. We had an Ashley Hodges in with Lee, then later, a Casey Hodges in with Patton, not to mention quite a few... behind bars, LOL.
Ah, the gene pool that courses through me.
I'm sticking to raising COLTS, not KIDS, LOL