Most of my regular readers know that I was adopted as an infant, so I went about my life not knowing my medical or ethnic history. Then, in 2007, I was reunited with my biological mother and biological sister.
My Bio Mom and Bio Dad had gotten married several years after I was born and had 2 more children who are my whole bio siblings. My bio mom and dad divorced in the early 80s and I don't have contact with him or my bio brother, but really, just knowing my bio mom and sister has been more than I ever expected.
I'm thrilled! And, I've learned a lot about my heritage, including that most of my bio mom's family is Irish. Most of the Evil Twin's extended family is Irish, too.
Having black hair, blue eyes and fair skin (and freckles), I always suspected an Irish background and I was right!
The Evil Twin's brother was a redhead (it's more auburn now) and our daughter has the strawberry blonde hair. I figure it's just a recessive gene somewhere and we were lucky enough to have our beautiful Sissy and her lovely hair. She's not shy about it either. When any one compliments her on her hair, she says "I know. It's strawberry blonde." So modest, that one.
Think on me as I pickle my liver this evening! I love drinky holidays! The Irish know how to do things right!
Also, think on the Evil Twin - he has to get a root canal on Thursday morning. At least I can sleep in! Hee hee!
Happy Hump Day - next week is Spring Break for Buddy and I am looking forward to the change of routine for a bit. :-)