Thursday, May 21, 2015
What's Your Cultural Heritage?
I know this doesn't really seem like a real blog post, but I thought it was interesting, so I'm going with it. ;)
Recently, I was talking to a friend who is reading a very interesting-sounding book, one I think I would like to read at some point. I can’t remember the name (I’ll have to ask her the next time I see her, not sure when that will be at this point, though!), Albion's Thread or Seed*, maybe... but she was telling me about the history of immigrants to the US, and how the culture here can largely be traced to the various English settlers in various regions of the U.S.
I responded by saying, “That would be very interesting to me- my Mom is of Swedish/Norwegian descent, but my Dad is of English/Welsh heritage. Hence, our last name- which for me was my maiden name, obviously- Williams.”
It made me start to wonder about cultural heritage and how that makes us who we are. I can see it in my husband especially. He is primarily of German, Eastern European, and Scottish descent. I can totally see how his logical, no-nonsense approach to life comes from his German side, and I can see from his looks, that he favors some of his relatives from Eastern European side.
I think this question is so interesting… perhaps even more intriguing in some ways than personality types. I know- scandalous!
What is your cultural heritage? You tell me! I really want to know!
Looked it up.... I think this is the book?