Saturday, January 17, 2009

Interesting familial observation...

In the category of useless information comes this post-

I was just thinking:


- My father's family comes from Sicily (above), and Italian island.





- My mother's family (at least a good portion of them, her maiden name is O'Keefe) comes from the island nation of Ireland (above).






- Our family grew up on Grand Island, New York (above), a large freshwater island in the middle of the Niagara river.

See, to you lilly-livered land lovers, I was a man of the high sea- a Davy Jones of sorts- now I am in landlocked Kansas. Go figure.

5 comments:

Christina said...

I arrived on your blog quite randomly, and although a woman (your blog was listed on another site under "manly stuff") I think it was quite fun. The island observations are hilarious for some reason.
I love the Chronicles of Narnia, and it is really interesting to see Reepicheep in so prominent a place here. "Loyal to the king" just struck a chord with me.
And then there's Nacho Libre...
Hopefully it's not too weird for me to comment here, C

Reepicheep said...

Welcome Christina! But alas, nothing is actually "random"....

jeff said...

I have to second the "nothing is random" sentiment. I "found" this blog while looking at a hunting website. God had used it greatly in my life!

Rick Calohan said...

My heritage is mostly Scotch-Irish, and like many of such heritage, they left Scotland for Ulster and from Ulster to Canada and or the United States. My family settled near Pittsburgh in the 1700’s then westward to Gallipolis, Ohio and then Eureka Springs, Arkansas in the 1800’s, then St. Louis, Missouri, Springfield, Missouri, Kansas City, Missouri on my father’s side in the 1900’s. On my mom’s side, they too were mostly Scotch-Irish, but more or less can only be traced back to Carrollton, Missouri. Since no census taker in their right mind is going to go down by the river to take a count. Nevertheless, I am sure it was Divine Providence that brought you on your journey to Kansas after all you did graduate from Moody in Chicago and Covenant in St. Louis. So obviously, God was telling you to, “Go west young man, go west!”

Frontier Forest said...

Christina, I too welcome you aboard the “blog-ship Felich!” As Pastor Tony shared, "nothing is random!" May I offer you my own “corny caution” about dangerous words that I have tried to eliminate. “Powerless, faith-killing words like, ‘fate, luck, accidents, chance or coincidence’ should never part of a Christian’s vocabulary!
In other words, Christians should never walk by, nor even allow F.L.A.C.C. to flow from our mouths!” God is Sovereign and always in control, we may have accidents….but nothing is ever accidental!” Glad you joined the team!