Just found out I'm part Irish while doing some research on the family tree.
My dad is Irish and Eglish
My mom is german
Funny you should bring this topic up. I was just thinking about it the other day. I am Hungarian and German on my Mom's side and German with a bit of English on my Dad's side. I find I relate mostly to my German heritage, through my Dad's side. We trace our family ancestry, through one line, in this country to the early 1700's and even possibly to the mid 1600's through another line, with that much family history, in this country I find it strange that I still label myself regularly as German-American and I know of many others with similar family histories that do the same. So at what point do we stop labeling ourselves as ??-American and just call ourselves Americans?
My paternal Great Grandfather and Grandmother were Scots, since then, my paternal ancestors have all been American with Scottish heritage.
My maternal Great Grandfather was French traced back to the 16th century and my maternal Great Grandmother was Native American, or as she preferred, a Black Foot, since then my maternal ancestors have all been American with some Danish heritage added in.
I've never been anything but an American, though I have a heritage of Scot, French, Danish, and Native American.
I live on the right side of the hyphen.
Scotch, French, Irish Grandfather was French, Grandma Scotch Irish, Father Scotch.
A little Brooklyneese thrown in by me
French and Irish on my Mom's side, French and Scottish on my Dad's. Both parents were raised in Quebec, but I spent part of my growing up years in Winnipeg, where I fell in love with Ukrainian and Polish food, along with my Mom's wonderful Quebec cuisine.
"The satisfactions of making a good plate of food are surprisingly varied, and only one, and the least important of them, involves eating what you've made" - Bill Buford, Heat
Where I'm from, you would call me a "poi dog" ... all mixed up ...
English, Irish, Scots, Swedish, Danish, Portuguese, Hawaiian, French and American Indian
Translation: alo, sharing or in the present
oha, joyous affection or joy
ha, life energy, life or breath
The joyful sharing of life energy in the present