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BeccaLeo1972

Posted:
12/11/2016 6:19:58 PM

Character backstories

Is there an official Mash book that gives a complete backstory to each of the main characters of the series?

FinestKindinTN

Posted:
1/2/2017 2:23:08 AM

Did you ever find anything? I hated to not post an answer to your question, but didn't see the point of posting, "I don't know."

BeccaLeo1972

Posted:
1/24/2017 5:57:07 PM

No, the Mash books are all about the production of the series, episodes, anecdotes, reflections from the actors, directors, writers etc...

Big Daddy O'Reilly

Posted:
1/25/2017 8:59:29 PM

I must admit, I'm curious about Charles's weath . . . how is it that the Winchesters got to be so wealthy? Did one of them invent something? Or own something? I know Charles once said his grandmother owned half of Downtown Boston, does that have anything to do with it?

And come to think of it, if Charles is so wealthy, why does he even need to work anyway? Wouldn't he spend much of his adult life traveling the world, visiting exotic countries, indulging in other cultural passtimes?

Beth

Posted:
1/27/2017 2:55:58 AM

Big Daddy O'Reilly wrote:
I must admit, I'm curious about Charles's weath . . . how is it that the Winchesters got to be so wealthy? Did one of them invent something? Or own something? I know Charles once said his grandmother owned half of Downtown Boston, does that have anything to do with it?

And come to think of it, if Charles is so wealthy, why does he even need to work anyway? Wouldn't he spend much of his adult life traveling the world, visiting exotic countries, indulging in other cultural passtimes?

I get the feeling Charles's parents were more down-to-earth and wanted Charles to get a taste of what the real world was like (so, more like Bill and Melinda Gates, less like the Hiltons), give hi a reality check. They did get along very well with Radar's family, after all, who are far less affluent.

BeccaLeo1972

Posted:
1/27/2017 10:42:46 PM

I wonder about Margaret's family. Was it part of family tradition to enter the military? Did she have any cousins that she kept in touch with and was her education primarily done through military tutors or attendance to public school? She only mentioned her parents, depending on the episode one of them was alive while the other deceased, and her sister who was married, also a nurse and a captain.

wdm1219inpenna

Posted:
3/13/2017 11:53:39 PM

BeccaLeo1972 wrote:
I wonder about Margaret's family. Was it part of family tradition to enter the military? Did she have any cousins that she kept in touch with and was her education primarily done through military tutors or attendance to public school? She only mentioned her parents, depending on the episode one of them was alive while the other deceased, and her sister who was married, also a nurse and a captain.

Margaret was an "army brat". Her father was Colonel Howitzer Al Houlihan. She mentioned to Potter how she was born at an army base and how she had a crying fit as a child that she couldn't get a crew cut and she thought all civilians were simply soldiers waiting for their uniforms to come back from the dry cleaners. The army was in Margaret's blood because of her father, whose approval she always seemed to need and crave, which might explain her desire to be with older men such as generals.

HannibalMO

Posted:
3/15/2017 4:21:41 PM

Big Daddy O'Reilly wrote:
I must admit, I'm curious about Charles's weath . . . how is it that the Winchesters got to be so wealthy? Did one of them invent something? Or own something? I know Charles once said his grandmother owned half of Downtown Boston, does that have anything to do with it?

And come to think of it, if Charles is so wealthy, why does he even need to work anyway? Wouldn't he spend much of his adult life traveling the world, visiting exotic countries, indulging in other cultural passtimes?

Some people just enjoy their work.

FinestKindinTN

Posted:
3/16/2017 10:22:33 AM

Big Daddy O'Reilly wrote:
I must admit, I'm curious about Charles's weath . . . how is it that the Winchesters got to be so wealthy? Did one of them invent something? Or own something? I know Charles once said his grandmother owned half of Downtown Boston, does that have anything to do with it?

And come to think of it, if Charles is so wealthy, why does he even need to work anyway? Wouldn't he spend much of his adult life traveling the world, visiting exotic countries, indulging in other cultural passtimes?

At first I think Charles liked being a surgeon because he liked being better at it than pretty much everyone else. After he was humbled a couple of times, I think he came to appreciate the impact his talent could have on others' lives.

I would like to think after the war, he did surgery not only on those who could pay well for his services, but also did it when he couldn't get paid well.

BeccaLeo1972

Posted:
7/9/2017 12:19:50 AM

Someone should write a Mash book that gives character backstories. Although, that would require getting the proper permission from 20th Century Fox, CBS and however else has rights to the series.

BeccaLeo1972

Posted:
7/9/2017 11:57:18 PM

BeccaLeo1972 wrote:
Someone should write a Mash book that gives character backstories. Although, that would require getting the proper permission from 20th Century Fox, CBS and however else has rights to the series.

who ever not however

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