I'm a mutt - a mixed breed. My mom used to call our background 'the seven best breeds in the county' - what it meant was that we had seven nationalities in our background. We were not pure anything - we were not thoroughbreds - pedigrees - or anything like that.
I am part Irish - my grandson and I hadn't decorated for a year or two and I couldn't remember why so I went to the basement to get our stuff and when we went out I remembered why - he only wanted to play in the dirt.
He wanted to take tools and dig and pound the ground!
Then I remembered why we hadn't done it for awhile.
He digs and I work - I could just let him out to dig! I made him follow through and help me because he committed to me he would.
I think when you make a promise you should keep it - it is a duty to your family.
So when I told him he had to do his 'duty' - he about died laughing - 3rd graders minds are in the toilet!
Okay back to heritage. My husband is 100% Polish. I remember telling the kids that when they were little that they were only half Polish and half Mutt - my son cried out, "I want to be all Polish" - wonder if he'd say that now - I'll have to ask him. lol
So for me - Irish, English, French, Germany, Dutch, Swedish, and ? Wish I could ask my mom the other one.
So what is your nationality? Do you know how your family got here? I have a story for tomorrow. My husband's grandparents came over directly from Poland.
Happy Birthday Abe - from Wikipedia
In 1982, People magazine erroneously declared him dead. Vigoda took the error with good humor, posing for a photograph showing him sitting up in a coffin, holding the magazine in question. This rumor was nearly started again in 1987 when a reporter for Secaucus, New Jersey television station WWOR, Channel 9 erroneously referred to him as "the late Abe Vigoda". She corrected herself on the air the next day.
Erroneous reports of Vigoda's death as well as questions of whether he is alive or dead have become a running joke.