Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Question of the Day

Seeing as how it’s St. Patrick’s Day and all…

How important is your ancestry to you?

I have a moderate interest in where my fore-bearers came from if only to know what a mixture of cultures and backgrounds I come from. I have a pretty good idea where some of them came from before they got to the United States; the British Isles, mainly, and apparently some Dutch in there, too, from my great-grandmother on my dad’s side of the family. But it’s all pretty much WASP territory. That means I have a recessive gene somewhere that makes me want to buy clothes at Brooks Brothers, although I seem to be suppressing it pretty well.