Back in the early days of his CBS "Late Night" show, David Letterman (fellow Hoosier!) did a bit with audience members called "Brush With Greatness." Three or four people would get to stand up and tell of their brief, bizarre, incidental contact with a celebrity, and get a prize (a canned ham or something). It would start out with their true story, but then Dave would always say "but that's not all that happened, was it?" and then the person would read a ridiculous embellishment by the staff writers.
Anyway, I know many of us have reached the point where we realize we're not related to famous people or royalty...but! Maybe our ancestors had a "brush with greatness" that we know of! So, I thought it would be fun to share those stories. It's up to you if you want to add a humorous embellishment, a la "but that's not all that happened..." I'm certainly not soliciting it; I just want to know how many cool stories ordinary ancestors of ordinary people have about the celebrities of their day.