Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Ancestor Tree

Samhain is the time of year to remember those who came before us, those without whom we would not be here. The veil between the world of the living and the world of the dead becomes thin at this time, and communication with our beloved dead is a bit easier.

Here at home we bring our ancestor altar to a more central location (photos to follow) and this year, since I talk about Aidan's ancestors so much to him, we made an Ancestor Tree. Instead of a typical family tree where the branches are the family members, the roots are the family members... as they are our roots, our DNA, what we are still connected to and who we can still learn from if we are so inclined. 

During this project, even I learned something. I learned that I have Scottish and Irish ancestry! I'm really happy about that.:) Aidan and Ciaran now add Scottish to their nationality chain, and a bit more Irish to make them...

Italian, German, Irish, Scottish, English and a little bit Native American.


my side...



.. and Scott's side.



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