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    Posted: 17 Mar 2016 at 6:51pm
Happy days to all that share my heritage.
I can't complain but sometimes I still do.
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Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Happy days to all that share my heritage.

What about the rest of us???

My sister sent a DNA sample to Ancestry.com and this is what they determined...



....obviously mine would be exactly the same.

Looks like your folks and mine were next door neighbors at best.

Happy St Paddy's Day anyway.

I don't have any green clothes to wear, though.
Great news guys.... With the Air Hawk, flat balls are no longer a problem!!!
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I boiled a Corned Beef Brisket and made myself a Mexican Reuben Burrito (That's Corned Beef with Sauerkraut mixed with Thousand Island Dressing and Swiss Cheese on a Whole Wheat Tortilla for those of you in Rio Linda!). LOL
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Not to be a downer, but here's a very interesting read written by one of purely Celtic origin (In the religious as well as regional sense). A much more sobering view of the Holiday.

Happy Patricks day to the christians, if they'll have it. Happy Paddy day to the secular celebrators, and happy Ostara to any who'll take it. :P
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I got yer HSPD green right here >>>  Sick

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Of course, if you need a little hair-of-the-dog, this would be appropriate:  Wink
 

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^snicker
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I wore a Celtic cross pin on my chef coat that day, to honour my late Grandmum, who was an Irish lady. I will never forget her pithy humour, and her outstanding baking abilities.....that lady knew how to make a molasses cookie (which she always called cake), like no one else! Her name was Henrietta Elizabeth, but went by the name Betty (she hated her first name, and my ornery Uncle Bob always used to call her "Hank", which caused her Gaelic swear words to come tumbling out, along with her ability to throw kitchen untesils with such accuracy that she usually hit Uncle Bob in his back while he was retreating while laughing aloud!).
Grandmum was not a Catholic, she was in fact a huge follower of the C of E. and she enjoyed Orangeman's Day more than St. Pat's. Part of her divided family were Catholics, and she used to argue with them about religion until she passed away at the ripe old age of 88 years.
I also tilted a snifter of Tullimore Dew in her honour that day! πŸ€
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^Great story Jimmy.
Good for us that you have made the USA your home. Thumbs Up
 
Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

Originally posted by aka ron aka ron wrote:

Happy days to all that share my heritage.

What about the rest of us???

My sister sent a DNA sample to Ancestry.com and this is what they determined...



....obviously mine would be exactly the same.

Looks like your folks and mine were next door neighbors at best.

Happy St Paddy's Day anyway.

I don't have any green clothes to wear, though.
I mentioned that my mom was from German descent.
 
Daddy was all Irish though and of course we took his name.
 
 
 
 
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As for my family's heritage, my father's side of the family is pure English, all the way back to the Saxon's. Our family was originally located around the Yorkshire area, but Granddad worked in service for a wealthy family in Devonshire. Granddad was first a footman, then he worked his way up to becoming a butler. Grandmum was one of the scullery maids. After World War One, they left their employment in service, got married, and Granddad worked as a ship builder.
My Dad was in home service during WWII, he had bad knees, so he wasn't able to serve in the infantry, so he was a brave member of the home guard. One of the services he performed was defusing un-exploded bombs, so he was mainly living around the London metro area during the war.
My Mum is German, which caused quite a bit of a scandal when the two became a couple. She's a great lady, and it took her a long time to be accepted by many of the local cows who didn't fancy her because of her home country. My German Granddad Frederick, was a unique man. He was a master electrician, and he and his family fled Germany when Hitler took over. They decided to live in England, since my Granddad Frederick (Fritz), spoke fluent English, he was schooled at Oxford. They suffered from anti-German hatred quite often, but that never phased my German Grandparents. They were loving, forgiving people.
So, it's easy to say that my family is very typical of many of the families in the U.K. when it comes to our heritage, even the Royal family are very closely related to both the Germans and the Russians.
My kids are all U.S.A. people. Born and raised in this great melting pot of a country, and I am a very proud U.S. citizen. Actually, I have dual citizenship in both the U.S.A. & U.K. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§
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^  Did you ever hear the old Sparks tune, Girl from Germany?  It's about an American kid who brings home a German girlfriend, much to the dismay of his parents, for whom WWII is not that distant a memory.  The song was written in the early 70s, so WWII actually was a lot fresher in people's minds.
 
They can hear the storm troops on our lawn when I show her in
And der Fuhrer is alive and well in our panelled den
Oh no, bring her home and the folks look ill
My word, they can't forget that war, what a war
 
 
 
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Originally posted by Jimmy Jimmy wrote:

As for my family's heritage, my father's side of the family is pure English, all the way back to the Saxon's. Our family was originally located around the Yorkshire area, but Granddad worked in service for a wealthy family in Devonshire. Granddad was first a footman, then he worked his way up to becoming a butler. Grandmum was one of the scullery maids. After World War One, they left their employment in service, got married, and Granddad worked as a ship builder.
My Dad was in home service during WWII, he had bad knees, so he wasn't able to serve in the infantry, so he was a brave member of the home guard. One of the services he performed was defusing un-exploded bombs, so he was mainly living around the London metro area during the war.
My Mum is German, which caused quite a bit of a scandal when the two became a couple. She's a great lady, and it took her a long time to be accepted by many of the local cows who didn't fancy her because of her home country. My German Granddad Frederick, was a unique man. He was a master electrician, and he and his family fled Germany when Hitler took over. They decided to live in England, since my Granddad Frederick (Fritz), spoke fluent English, he was schooled at Oxford. They suffered from anti-German hatred quite often, but that never phased my German Grandparents. They were loving, forgiving people.
So, it's easy to say that my family is very typical of many of the families in the U.K. when it comes to our heritage, even the Royal family are very closely related to both the Germans and the Russians.
My kids are all U.S.A. people. Born and raised in this great melting pot of a country, and I am a very proud U.S. citizen. Actually, I have dual citizenship in both the U.S.A. & U.K. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡¬πŸ‡§


They sound like they could be characters in an episode of Foyle's War.

Great show if, in the unlikely event, you've never seen it.


Great news guys.... With the Air Hawk, flat balls are no longer a problem!!!
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