S.K.: re: cultural traditions/ customs
You are very right, everyone being the same, with same traditions, would be a fall-off-your-chair-drop-teeth-crashing bore, & what would anyone have to talk about or share?
Re: my lack-of-same:
We were just a family, American of much mixed heritage: typical "mutts." Just a family of "yanks" (to eveyone outside the US.)
So, here's me, a genetic mutt, & a "yank" by country of birth, like everyone else in the neighborhood. That esplains why, I would venture, no one cared what anyone else was or where they worshipped. We just enjoyed friends.
I finally learned as a teen, how to make a decent spaghetti sauce from my highschool best friend, who was of Northern Italian & Mohawk descent. Her family recipe was lovely!
I've enjoyed so much being included in activities with friends from all sorts of ethnicities during earlier years, that I didn't really give thought to my. .muttness..for want of a better term... until I was older. Until events drew my heart to realize I had a deep affinity for the bit of Irish, & the bit of Native American in me.
While my sister was able to trace our genetic Irish roots ( which didn' t go back very far,) no luck with tribal affiliation; a church fire in the 1800's , holding records of our maternal great great grandmother, destroyed her marriage record, which showed whether she married a man of Iroquois or Algonquian blood. By region she'd grown up in, either is likely or possible. Going only by emotional pull, ( which could be reincarnational n my part) I would have guessed some part of the Sioux nation, but regionally speaking, that would've been less likely. My dad wasn't sure if there was any N.A. blood, but my sister looks like mom's mother's family, fair & tiny, I look like dad's father's side. Short, with always long dark hair (as a kid) & with somewhat Indian features.
The folks always said they couldn't pick me out from the Indian
kids I played with at 1 playground they took us to a lot, that was
near a res.
So can't even guess at lineage looking at the 2 of us side by side. (
& yes, we are genetic sisters.) Long story short, any cultural
traditions on my part would need to be adopted, a difficult thing to
narrow down for someone with my eclectic tastes...
(Nothing with me is "long story short," not that one would notice..except my height..) ;o)
(Nancy: bet you already guessed: unaspected -that I recall- merc. in intercepted virgo... tiny added tidbit: virgo mom, pisces dad. & what a story they had!)
-- kindest blessings to you--
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