Monday, August 27, 2007

I for International

I am of German Irish French descent. I can trace my German line back to the late 1600s, the Irish back to the late 1700s and the French about a century ago. My Irish great-great-grandfather was born on the ship coming over from Dublin, Ireland in 1802. I like having multiple nationalities in my background. GG Daniel was married 3 times. I'm descended from the third wife. God bless her, she was barely 20 when she married Danny, who was about 50 with 5 kids from the previous marriages. They had another 6 kids. I like to think that Catherine was a loving wife and mother, and that Danny treated her well.

My husband is pure Italian. So my kids are half that and half mutt like me. It was interesting to meet and marry someone of a single ethnic background, where traditions are purely Italian.

Now my daughter is dating a really nice guy of Puerto-Rican/El Salvadoran descent. So if they ever marry and have kids, my grandchildren will be of Italian, German, Irish, French, Puerto Rican and El Salvadorian descent, LOL!

And on top of all this, I work for an Indian boss. So I'm learning some of their culture and have sampled some of their food. I tell you, I thought Italian weddings were something else. I haven't been to an Indian wedding, but I've seen pictures. So colorful! And the groom rides in on either a white horse...or an elephant! Geesh!

Happy Monday, whatever your ancestry!


mgm said...

Howdy darlin! Thanks for visiting me today and your comments! Have to say how much I relate to this post. I'm married to a Latin 100% and me? a mutt just like you:) so my kids to are just like yours...pretty cool ey? Nice to meet you! & I am putting that on my christmas list fer sure:) off to read more of your blog*

Natasha said...

What ethnicity!!!

Yes I did receive my package thank-you thank-you!!! I have been so busy lately...please accept my apology for not thanking you earlier!!

Mrs. Staggs said...

It's wonderful isn't it, how diverse the world the world is? I love learning about and experiencing different cultures. One of my great neices has a grandmother and grandfather who are Latino. There Christmas celebration is very special.

Anonymous said...

I'm a mutt too.. German, Irish, and two different Native American tribes (Cherokee, Cheyenne)

Jerri said...

Thanks so much for visiting my site. How could I forget an Etch-A-Sketch as a favorite Christmas gift? I also have a Chihuahua, two in fact. One is Cheeto and one is Abbie. Love them.