Okay, so Old Rip doesn't have anything to do with genealogy. But he is a part of Eastland Co. history. Perhaps your grandfather was the one to put him in the cornerstone, or maybe he was there when Rip was found. So, I think in a way, Rip does fit in to our genealogy. If you have an Ancestor who was there when he was placed in the the cornerstone or when he was found alive, send me your story! All "Old Rip" stories will go here.