Tuesday, March 17, 2015

St Patrick's Day - changes

A note from Abby-

Mom always celebrated St. Patrick's Day big time.  She would go out with friends, and having 12 years of tap lessons, could be persuaded to "river dance" with enough alcohol.  She was adopted out of foster care and was  told she was Irish and Norwegian - like her adoptive parents - two LEO's who took in a couple of scared little birds, she and her brother.

Some records that came to light this last year and DNA testing affirmed it. Not a drop of Irish blood or Scandinavian. She's Ashkenazi Jew (Central Europe) and Scot.

She assured me we still get to eat bacon, and I'll learn to love Haggis.

But St. Patrick's Day this year, she just felt out of place but said to send her love to Blogville.

Abby the Lab

8 comments:

  1. Well, if yer Momma is Scot, she well may be Irish, too... they's kind of one and the same to a great degree-- being as how dey intermarried and all. Here in da USA, da Scots-Irish came ovfur and settled a lot of da South. Both my Momma and Daddy are descended from Scots-Irish dat came to NC and Virginia a long, long time ago. I thinks it's great she's Scottish....it's da best place to be from, in my opinion!! bol, bol!

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  2. Happy St Patricks Day!
    Don't haf to be Irish to luffs a drinkies and dance...enjoy!!!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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  3. Finley - thanks! The DNA testing was incredibly detailed, not a single marker from Ireland though. I like the Scot part as my adopted Grandmother was part Scot as well.

    Julie - thanks so much!

    Off to work!

    Lin

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  4. Finley - thanks! The DNA testing was incredibly detailed, not a single marker from Ireland though. I like the Scot part as my adopted Grandmother was part Scot as well.

    Julie - thanks so much!

    Off to work!

    Lin

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  5. WE are all IRISH one day a Year!!
    Right Abby?

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  6. How is it that I'm just now finding this wonderful blog?

    I must not get out enough, said the French-Anglo-Scotsman.

    I ken that Abby will be lovin' the haggis.

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  7. Don't worry about it...as we pups are Scots and so are the peeps(Dad full Blood)....about the best we can do is have green eggs and green beer...without starting another Irish/Scottish War! Heres hoping you did have a great St Paddy's day!

    The Mad Scots
    Pees: glad to know we gots another Scot here in blogville

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  8. Frankey Furter - Right - o!

    Old AF Sarge - Yes, I asked Mom to get a box of Haggis Helper so I could try some! Thanks for wandering over - om let's me post here occassionaly, and she has a place for just pet fun!

    The Mad Scots - Mom got this soda called "Green River" that was green and tasted like 7-up. No beer though (she's on call).

    Abby Lab

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