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Old 06-02-2010, 07:22 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Sounds like my Mom's family. We suspect this as well, but no one will talk about it. It took us ages to find out who my great grandfather's father was (b. 1870ish), it was a huge secret no one would discuss because he was born out of wedlock.
There are a few tell tale physical traits that link to the possibility also. I was thinking about sending a DNA sample to a lab and see what it says. Might be quicker than asking questions of the family.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:43 AM   #42 (permalink)
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Sounds like my Mom's family. We suspect this as well, but no one will talk about it. It took us ages to find out who my great grandfather's father was (b. 1870ish), it was a huge secret no one would discuss because he was born out of wedlock.
We have a similar thing in my family--there's one branch of the family that was more or less chased out of Virginia sometime during Reconstruction, and no one in the family would ever talk about why, just saying that they were a "wild bunch." Like iliftrocks, I'd love to get a DNA test done, so I could finally know for certain. Right now the only evidence we have is a long history of kinky, poofy hair on that side of the family and my grandpa's admission that he wouldn't be surprised if that was in fact the case.
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:19 AM   #43 (permalink)
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I guess to your point Strange Famous, my ethnicity is English Canadian, United Church upbringing, but definitely a child of the (sub)urban milieu of the Great Lakes area growing up in the 1960 - 70's. Culture as you saw it on TV basically.

Both parents were ethnically european white and protestant, however, they diverged in that my mother's family are Scottish while my Father's is German.

May sound minor, but believe me it caused familial cataclysm when they got together. My Scottish & Canadian sided grandfather couldn't forgive my mother for taking up with a Hun. My German uncle on the other hand, never spoke to my father (his brother) until the '70's because he left Germany and married a woman from a country that had unresolved hostilities (he claims that Canada and Germany never signed a peace treaty).
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Old 06-02-2010, 09:38 AM   #44 (permalink)
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I guess to your point Strange Famous, my ethnicity is English Canadian, United Church upbringing, but definitely a child of the (sub)urban milieu of the Great Lakes area growing up in the 1960 - 70's. Culture as you saw it on TV basically.
Yeah, if you want to get specific/accurate/authentic with ethnicity, then I would like to revise may answer:

I'm an anglo-francophone white Canadian, more specifically an urban anglo-francophone white ex-Protestant (United Church of Canada) Frontenac Southeastern Ontarian of the Great Lakes region.
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:18 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Yeah, if you want to get specific/accurate/authentic with ethnicity, then I would like to revise may answer:

I'm an anglo-francophone white Canadian, more specifically an urban anglo-francophone white ex-Protestant (United Church of Canada) Frontenac Southeastern Ontarian of the Great Lakes region.
Actually, I can sum all that up in one word that is not the word "white".

Nerd.
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Old 06-02-2010, 11:26 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Actually, I can sum all that up in one word that is not the word "white".

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Old 06-02-2010, 11:28 AM   #47 (permalink)
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Actually, I can sum all that up in one word that is not the word "white".

Nerd.
Baraka, we love you anyway.

I am as white as it gets. Mom is German, Dad is Canadian, with his parents straight out of England. Kinda like the British Royal Family, really.
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Old 06-02-2010, 12:38 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Pot/kettle
Raven/crow.

Tit/Tat

Bang/Buck... Wait that one doesn't fit.
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Old 06-02-2010, 01:05 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Raven/crow.

Tit/Tat

Bang/[F]uck... Wait that one doesn't fit.
It does if you're into goth chicks.

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Old 06-02-2010, 02:32 PM   #50 (permalink)
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...must be something in the air.
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Old 06-02-2010, 03:11 PM   #51 (permalink)
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No one here gives a fuck about me, but Levite, I remember those Jewish hotels on the beach in Venice in the early 1960s.
I lived in Burbank and Van Nuys till 18.

ok...Transylvania on my mother's side, Russia on my father's. Jewish. They were born in NY.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:30 PM   #52 (permalink)
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Levite, I remember those Jewish hotels on the beach in Venice in the early 1960s.
That's more than I can say! Venice is a very new part of my life: when I was younger, "the beach" was Malibu-- all my friends were surfers. And also, it was the '80s....

Sorry...hate to date myself....
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:17 PM   #53 (permalink)
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Far as a I know, my dad's side of the family is 100% German and mom's side of the family is English, with maybe a little bit of French in there somewhere.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:27 PM   #54 (permalink)
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Cherokee/Welsh/German...and people wonder why I'm so damn stubborn
Choctaw/Welsh/German/Irish/Dutch
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Old 06-02-2010, 10:42 PM   #55 (permalink)
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Further back? I have a Scottish surname, but also Irish heritage as well.
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