Today is the day to be a JONES

The worlds largest gathering of Joneses happens today in Cardiff, Wales. So if you are a Jones living within a hundred miles of Cardiff – go and help create the Guinness World Record. HT: Dana Ames


The rest of us Joneses scattered around the world, those poor sods who’s great grandparents left the green green grass of a Welsh home for even greener pastures in the colonies, well, we can go to and take a quiz to how worthy of our last names we really are. I got 5 out of 10. I thought a Jones fracture was in the spine. Maybe it is? Any other Joneses out there who read my blog?

285604410 7755A57129My grandfather was born in this house in Wales. He later moved to Cardiff and then New Zealand. The house is actually 500 years old and was used as a “safe house” for early non-Conformists (Methodists, Weslyans, etc) and other under-cover believers getting persecuted for not following Jesus according to the regulated fashion. You see – persecution for being on the fringe seems to follow us Joneses, no matter where we are.

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Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


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