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BS: You were born where?

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Subject: You were born where?
From: GUEST,calach
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:09 PM

I can't understand all this false federalism.
Why can't people just ADMIT where they were BORN???? There are so many peopole who say they're ..... rish/american/african/..... scots irish..... whatever.... Why don't people just ADMIT where they were born........ I'm Scottish, born in Edinburgh; why can't people be proud of their heritage, instead of trying to make one up???????? Hopelessly lost in semantics..... Calach.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:16 PM

Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I'm an Earthling, under the subheading of: Canadian.

Would you like me to get into past lives and all that?

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,CarolC, not at home
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:20 PM

I was born in Providence, Rhode Island, U.S.A., and I'm fine with that. There's not much heritage in my having been born there, though.

My parents were both born in Massachusetts, U.S.A. My paternal grandfather was born in St. John, New Brunswick, Canada. My paternal grandmother was born in Bermuda. My maternal grand parents were born in Massachusetts, but their parents were born in France, Germany, and Ireland. It's pretty difficult to have any sense of roots or 'heritage' with a mix like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:22 PM

Under your definition, calach, I am "from" Cleveland. My father was in graduate school there, in temporary housing. I lived there for 1 year. My dad had a condition for which he sought the "geographical cure" also known as the "grass is greener" effect. We moved a LOT. I am now living in the one state that has ever felt like home, even though I first lived here after I turned 16. So I say I am "from" New Hampshire. But this rootlessness has led me to yearn for my deeper roots, my ancestral roots, which are Ireland (co. Westmeath), England (Framlingham, Suffolk), and Scotland(place unknown). Never been to Westmeath or Framlingham, though I might someday. They probably won't feel like home, either. But it's nice to know where the old folks came from.
Lots of North Americans suffer from this rootlessness. Don't fault us for looking to the past for the place where the deep waters nourish the roots.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:27 PM

"Why don't people just ADMIT where they were born........ I'm Scottish, born in Edinburgh; why can't people be proud of their heritage"

Surely being proud of one's heritage is likely to extend beyond the country one was born in.

Jon (born in England)


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:30 PM

I was born in a hospital. Does this make me "hospitable"?


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:34 PM

Perhaps you should consider opening a hospis for escapees from the NYCFTTS.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: MarkS
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 09:49 PM

New York City.
That makes me superior to everybody else.
Mark (New York attitude) S


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Murray MacLeod
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 10:23 PM

Calach's post has all the hallmarks of a 2 am stagger-in from a Saturday night in the Royal Oak ........

Murray (born in Inverness)


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Matt_R
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 10:28 PM

I was born in Albany, Georgia. I have lived in Oceanside & San Clemente, California; Augusta, Georgia; Jacksonville, Hubert, & Greenville, North Carolina; and Ginowan City & Camp Courtney, Okinawa, Japan.

I've lived most of my life in The South, I live currently in G-Vegas, NC, and consider myself from Philadelphia. My parents are both from there.

My paternal great-grandparents came from Pennsylvania German coalminers, my maternal great-grandparents immigrated to America in the early 1900's, coming over from Southern Italy.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Philibuster
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 10:35 PM

I was born in Texas. I am the only person in my family to be born and raised here. I don't have any Texan heritage. I'm still proud of my state, and the history behind it, but I don't have ANY ancestral roots here. My paternal grandfather came over from germany shortly before the civil war. No one is shure about my mothers side of the family (when they came here, or even WHY), but their Dutch and Irish.
I care about those roots, simply because I don't have any American ones.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,Dancing Mom
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 10:38 PM

Born in Lynchburg, Virginia, USA. Raised in Northwest North Carolina mountains. Returned to Richmond, VA with husband, where I currently reside. Want to see more of the world, particularly Europe. Sharon


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Caitrin
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 11:14 PM

Lessee...I was born in Austin, capitol of the great state of Texas. After that, I spent several years at Exit 9, North Brunswick, New Jersey. After NJ was a brief stint in Arlington, Virginia, then Cape Carteret North Carolina (at the beach), and now my family's in Greenville, NC. (A little further inland.) I spend most of the year in the lovely mountain city of Asheville, NC.
I have no problem admitting where I was born or where I've been. However, I'm also proud of my family that came from other places and enjoy celebrating my heritage.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Yankee Gal
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 11:17 PM

I am so freaking English , I am more English than the Bloody Queen and all of her progeny. My mother is from Norfolk, East Anglia, and I date my family in the states back to the middle 1600's in New Jersey. Having never been to that fair state, I will hesitate to cast aspersions upon that common scapegoat. I appeared on the earth in a farm town in Indiana, just like a bunch of other people I know. Why am I not allowed to say that I am English-American? No one ever says that. It's like it's a dirty word or something.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Jon Freeman
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 11:26 PM

Where in Norfolk, Yankee Gal? I'm living in Cromer on the North Norfolk coast.

Jon


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: kendall
Date: 02 Jun 01 - 11:51 PM

My ancestors came from Normandy with William the conqueror in 1066. In 1635, two brothers came to America and I'm an 11th generation Yankee. As far as being proud of any of that, I dont understand that attitude. How can I be proud of anything that I didnt accomplish myself? How can anyone be proud of an accident of birth? Politicians are always saying "The great state of....." are they implying that other states are not great? That theirs is somehow superior? What makes, say, Texas great? explain it to me, I really want to know. Sounds like a form of nationalism to me.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Rick Fielding
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 12:14 AM

My ancestors were waiting for Kendall's ancestors in 1066 and got their Saxon asses whipped. There's a story that's been passed down for many many generations of Fieldings. I'll try to recall it.

"It was a cold damp morning when Turrvig Fieldingson noticed the little ship docking near his back yard. Fearsome creatures emerged from the ship dressed in chain mail and carrying bags of French fries. They were noble indeed and he heard their leader (who was called "William the self-abuser" at that time) exclaim "By Gar, I tink I conquer did here island"! Standing next to William was his personal balladeer, story teller and chief Fool, (a respected profession in those days) a French peasant named Kendalle de Rubberboot. The Fieldingsons stood their ground with their Pikes at the ready (their pickerels were in the shop) awaiting the fearsome charge. Instead, the balladeer hoisted his Taylor-made lute and started singing songs about Maine. My ancestors threw down their weapons and surrendered the country to William, convinced that any race of people who knew folk songs about a State that wouldn't be invented for 700 years were clearly superior beings.

I, on the other hand was born in Toronto, grew up in Montreal, lived in half a dozen countries, and moved back to Toronto because of the plumbing, transit system and many music stores.

Rick


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Bert
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 12:48 AM

Well, like Little Hawk, I'm an Earthling, subheading of Londoner, Canning Town to be precise. BUT. As Kendalman says... How can I be proud of anything that I didn't accomplish myself?...

SO! I'm going to help myself to some of Rick's French Fries, and say that what I - AM - proud of, is that I have friends like Little Hawk and Kendall and Rick and every other bloody Mudcateer that there is. And I just hope that I did accomplish something to earn that friendship.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: katlaughing
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 01:02 AM

You bet you did, Bertmyluv!

Rick! Bravo! LMAO!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Metchosin
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 02:49 AM

I am less certain as to why some Americans do it, but because Canada is a country of two founding people, French and English, with two official languages and the French wish to keep their culture officially distinct, then by language, if one speaks English, one automatically is lumped into what is called English Canadian.

As the rest of Canadians are in fact, not all WASPs, and Canada seems to retain less of a "melting pot" ethic than the US, there is a concerted effort here, to define ones heritage, if it is, in effect, not English. Even the Canadian Census now asks one to list ones ethnic background, even if your ancestors arrived here two or three hundred years ago.

Also, until fairly recently in this country, if one was not of the background of the two founding nations, in most instances, one was considered a second class citizen (a lengthy discourse regarding the Family Compact would be needed for further clarification). There has been a resurgence of pride in ones ethnic heritage, as people of backgrounds other than French and English have gained positions of prominence and power.

I think this pride heritage is based upon the knowledge of what our ancestors endured to settle and become citizens of this land and a means of honouring their courage and the hardships endured.

A concept that might be difficult to understand, if one is born in a country of relatively homogeneous ethnicity, whose language and traditions date back a thousand years or more, but not in a country that is relatively young such as Canada.

And all this without even touching on the resurgence of pride within people of First Nations heritage.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Benjamin
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 02:50 AM

Born and raised in Ballard, Washington (more specificly Seattle). Never moved (though it's on a long list of things to do at some point). My parents are both from Minnisota.
My Heritage is Irish, British, German, and Polish. Quarter of each. As for what this all means, I'm not really sure.
BMW


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Metchosin
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 03:03 AM

Oh yeah, I was born in Victoria, BC Canada, of Scottish, English and Eastern European heritage, thought until a couple of months ago to be Hungarian, but after some recent research, now leaning towards Rus or Ruthenian, a people that have never known nationhood.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Benjamin
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 03:17 AM

If past lives are going to get into this, I had Dejavu while sitting next to a hot girl from Taiwan watching her practice a piece by J.S. Bach on the piano twice! Does that mean anything?


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Billy the Bus
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 03:55 AM

Through no fault of my own, I was born in New Plymouth, North Island, NZ. Most forebears came here from southern England in the 1840s, with later blood from Norway and Scotland. Since then, I've lived in most parts of New Zealand, but through every fault of my own (poverty induced by "Nick Atteen" and "Al K Whole"), I have never moved beyond these shores - apart from via books and the Internet.

I always ask punters on bus tours where they are from. It's great fun trying to relate their "place of origin" to Stewart Island - and not too difficult for most folk from the "western world" - we had a pretty cosmopolitan community here in the 1870s

Most folk give their current location, rather than place of birth, which can be a grin when a strong "accent" comes from an entirely different part of the world...;)

Anway.... It's a ball trying to relate to people's backgound. Teaches you a lot about this crazy world we live in....;)

As does Mudcat! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Cheers _ Sam


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Bluesman and kde
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 04:03 AM

Hi there all..I was born in Frog Level,North Carolina ,4 miles from Greenville where I presently live.Hello to Matt R. and Caitrin here also. I have lived in Massachusetts,New York,New Jersy,Pennsylvania,West Virginia and Missouri.I am of Scottish and American Indian heritage and proud of it. kde


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Crazy Eddie
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 04:39 AM

Why can't people just ADMIT where they were BORN???? There are so many peopole who say they're ..... Irish/american/african/..... scots
Well the Duke of Wellington was born in Ireland, but wasn't proud of it. Seems being Irish wasn't fashionable at the time. :o)
Apparently, if someone mentioned his birthplace he would remark that "If a man is born in a stable, it doesn't necessarily make him a horse"
Personally, I think it is mainly a state of mind. I know two sisters, of 100% Irish parentage, born & reared in Scotland. One considers herself Irish, one Scottish.
Who am I to argue? They can be Hiberno-Caledonian too as far as I'm concerned.
Mind you I think some of you earthlings are too hung up on this kind of thing. We have other things to worry about on Mote Prime.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: John P
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 06:56 AM

Crazy Eddie, I'll say you have problems. How's the population there these days?

I was born half way between two small cities that most everyone in the U.S. has heard of, even though they are so small: Kalamazoo and Battle Creek, Michigan. I've been living in Seattle since 1976. Most of my ancestors came from The Netherlands, with a couple of them from Wales and England. I suppose that is important because the attitudes of the people I grew up around in some ways determined who I am, and were in some ways determined by where they were from.

John Peekstok


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 08:40 AM

49 Rayleigh Road, Woodford Green ,Essex England
Back bedroom on the left.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: kendall
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 08:52 AM

Rick, you made me laugh right out loud! "The self abuser" indeed. To be specific, I was born at home in a little community called Kennebec, a.k.a. Skunks Misery, just outside Machias Maine.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: kendall
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 08:55 AM

Geez, sorry about that, remindes me of the first time Adam met Eve. She was stark naked, and he said "Stand back, I dont know how big this thing gets"


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 09:49 AM

i was born in beverley,east yorkshire uk,(its about 7 miles north of hull)


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Gervase
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 09:58 AM

At 60 Cecile Park, Crouch End, London N8;then laid in a drawer in the front bedroom 42 years ago today (which was Derby Day)


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Nancy King
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 11:53 AM

I was born in Washington, D.C., as were both of my sons. My parents were from Oregon (though my Dad was born in Vancouver, B.C.--his parents had moved there from Iowa or Illinois or some other midwestern state).

I've never really gotten into genealogy, but I'm grateful to my cousin Rob, who has documented my mother's family very thoroughly. It's interesting reading, but I don't think I would want to do the research myself. Rather spend the time singing...

Cheers, Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Dorrie
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 12:06 PM

hey john from hull thats really posh to b born in beverley - i was there today actually i was born in hedon road hospital

love dorrie xxxx


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 12:41 PM

dorrie-im definetly not posh:-) are you in hull as well?


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Amergin
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 12:46 PM

i was born and consider myself to be from Bonners Ferry, Idaho...now I live in the Portland, Oregon area....


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: mooman
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 01:38 PM

I was born in Peckham, London. My mother was pregnant with me when my parents came to London from Ireland and I retain my Irish nationality having been brought up in an Irish household with all things Irish including music going on around me, so I think of myself as Irish, though a Londoner as well!

mooman (ex-mcmoo)


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Mooh
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 01:59 PM

In the old Wiarton hospital, Wiarton Ontario, in the shadow of the escarpment on the Bruce Peninsula. Beautiful little town.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: kendall
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 02:21 PM

This thread could use some humor.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Justa Picker
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 02:40 PM

On the Starship Voyageur somewhere in the Delta quadrant. Part Talaxian, part Human. Delievered by a holographic Doctor named "Joe".
Bribed the temperal police to send me back in time to the early 21st century as replicated pre-war Martins just didn't have the same spank. They agreed as my existence didn't affect the time line in any signficant way.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,Bardford
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 03:08 PM

I was born in a crossfire hurricane, under the wrong sign, in sweet Tipperary Town, here in the mountains, up in the mountains, one mornin' when the sun didn't shine, in Saginaw Michigan, in the path of the winter wind, on Prince Edward's lsland near by the ocean strand, in Texas in the year '89, in the boredom of the chowder, about ten thousand years ago,ten miles from Dublin Town, on a Dublin street where the Royal drums do beat.
Cheers, Bardford,
Born in Nanaimo, on the east coast of lovely Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Now landlocked on the Canadian prairies. Me, not Nanaimo.
Ancestors in Somerset,Glamorganshire,Dundee,Bavaria.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: fat B****rd
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 03:13 PM

Damn right Kendall. I was born upstairs at me mams. I am still waiting for the Blue Plaque thingy to be put on the wall. By the way John in Hull, I've been to Hessle and Anlaby and was asked to leave the Newlands Hotel in Cottingham Road. fB


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: JeZeBeL
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 03:16 PM

I was born in pontefract general hospital, west yorkshire, AND PROUD OF IT!!

Hey it's better than saying I'm from selby....

....only joking by the way...

Don't mind the fact that I live just outside selby, it aint as bad as people make it out to be!!

AND....WE'VE GOT THE JUG NYAH NYAH NY NYAH NYAH!!

JEZ XXX


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,ohhh... now I'm wondering ???
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 03:22 PM

Frankly can't remeber back that far! I mostly want to know where people are going not where they came from.

"Whar ya from Dude ?" Not answering or non cooperation means instant pain ... burning crosses and all that.

Love Bert's commonsense :)

Rick didn't King Ketchup the Melodian player have to wear a long cloak and cover his face among his subjects?


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,Static Chaos
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 03:23 PM

Born in Anderson, Indiana at 1:30 a.m. Left the same day and never been back. Grew up in Phoenix, Arizona where the desert sun baked my brain. Absolutely certain I'm a Celtic warrior, running about the house naked. If heritage is a state of mind, I'm certainly insane enough to be English Nobility.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,ppp dns phone number
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 03:26 PM

Would be the next question lol .... hey go shove yer burnin cross ....


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: IvanB
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 03:35 PM

I was born in Riverdale, MI, USA, a town of about 100 inhabitants at the time. My parents moved from there when I was an infant, so, aside from still having relatives in that area, I hold no great pride of place. I've lived in Michigan all my life, though, and probably will continue to do so. I currently live in Lansing, about 1-1/2 miles from the great god Elderly, which receives my regular tithes.

John Peekstok, where between Kazoo and BC were you? I used to inspect meat packers in that area in the late 60's.


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From: death by whisky
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 03:58 PM

Upstairs. Derry City.From a midwifes basket. No choice in the matter.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Dorrie
Date: 03 Jun 01 - 04:14 PM

Yep certainly am


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:18 PM

Hasn't everyone been thrown out ofthe Newlands at some time or other?


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: mousethief
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:19 PM

Tacoma, Washington. At St. Joe's, to be precise.

Alex


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Kim C
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:24 PM

Louisville, KY. I have admitted this all my life.

Kendall, Texas isn't a state, it's a Republic. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: DougR
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:29 PM

Clifton, Texas in my parent's home.


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From: harpmolly
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:57 PM

Stanford Hospital, Stanford, California. My mother was a fifth-generation San Franciscan, but apparently I was six weeks premature, and surprised them all quite soundly, so they didn't want to risk the longish drive to make me a 6th-gen. *grin*. But Stanford Hospital is a great place, especially if one is going to be born weighing three pounds nine ounces and threatening to check out early every five minutes. I'm alive today. 'Nuff said. ;)

M


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From: Amergin
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 01:59 PM

and as ornery as ever.....


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: harpmolly
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 02:31 PM

You're just dying to get your nose broken again, eh? ;) Like I said Saturday night (not that you remember *wickedgrin*), I won't give you the satisfaction. *g*

M


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Bill D
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 02:57 PM

Mercy hospital, Denver, Colorado...(my father was a Western Union lineman, and that's where we were near at the time...a few months earlier or later, and I could have been born in Wyoming, New Mexico, Oklahoma...etc...)...we didn't settle down till I started school...in New Orleans


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Robby
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 03:11 PM

I have no memory of this myself, so my knowledge of where I was born is based entirely on hearsay. However, finding my parents to be reliable witnesses to the event, I was born in a hospital in Pittston, PA, a little town between Scranton and Wilkes-Barre. We moved to Scranton shortly thereafter and that is where I spent my formative years. After receiving my undergraduate degreee, I moved to the area around Harrisburg, PA. Later I accepted a promotion and moved to Pittsburgh, where I now reside. Although we've travelled a bit, I was born and still live in Pennsylvania. Seems kinda boring doesn't it?
Robby


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Don Firth
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 03:26 PM

I was born in Los Angeles and moved to Seattle when I was nine.

My great-grandfather on my father's side came from the Orkney Islands (I think he was born there, but I'm not sure — my sister, the genealogy buff, is working on it), went to work for the Hudson's Bay Company, and came to the San Juan Islands (disputed territory then, but Washington State now) in 1858, where he settled. My grandfather and father were born on San Juan Island. My mother's parents came from Dalarna, Sweden, and my mother (tenth of ten children) was born in Norway, Kansas (about five miles south of Scandia, Kansas).

Considering that the Vikings were using the Orkneys and Scotland as a base as early as the ninth century (and perhaps before), I probably have a lot of Scandahoovian in my genes, along with smidgen of Celt. My dad moved to Southern California for a few years, and my sisters and I were all born in Los Angeles. After bit, my father noticed that under the California sun, all the moss was falling off his north side and he decided that he needed to move back to the Pacific Northwest. We came back to Seattle when I was nine, and except for a few side-trips, I've lived here ever since. Does the fact that I was born in Los Angeles rather than here make me an artificial Seattlite?

Speaking of space travel, I presume from what you wrote, Crazy Eddie, that you are a Motie. If my presumption is correct, do you play an instrument, and if so, what? Having three arms, you ought to be pretty wild on a guitar or banjo. But with only three fingers on the gripping hand, I imagine you use a lot of open tunings. . . .

( . . . blundered into the Mote system with Janeway while she was milling around and trying to get back to the Alpha Quadrant. Of course, according to the time-line, that was about six-hundred years before you guys launched the "Crazy Eddie" probe, and Starfleet didn't know diddly-squat about Alderson Points yet.)

Earthing Shmearthling. I consider myself a citizen of the Galaxy.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Cobble
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 04:00 PM

I first drew breath in an Andersen shelter during a German airaid on Kingston upon Hull, East Yorkshire.

Mrs C.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Les from Hull
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 04:07 PM

There's too much Hull in here. I come to Mudcat to get away from that sort of stuff!

I would have been born upstairs at me mam's, 'cept we didn't have an upstairs, being a prefab. And that was in Hull. Damn, I didn't mean to mention that.

Les


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Caitrin
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 04:23 PM

Hey, kendall, 'bout that "great state" thing... *grins* Texans are quite certain that their state -is- better than everyone else's. And I guess it -is- a form of nationalism, but not to a degree that it's dangerous, I don't think. There's nothing wrong with thinking your state is the best; if you didn't, you'd move.

And to speak to your remark on "pride" in heritage--I'm not proud of it in the same way in which I'm proud of getting second place in the knot-tying competition. It's not the same as pride in an accomplishment. Unfortunately, at the moment, I'm not able to wrap my mind around exactly what I -do- mean...I'll get back here when I figure it out.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 04:45 PM

Ey Up, I were born in 'ull too. Jack the Lad


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From: vectis
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 06:30 PM

With a moniker like mine I can only have come from the Isle of Wight. We consider England to be a foreign land full of strange beings that are inscrutable.
My husband is another descendent of one of those Norman invaders that arrived with the imported king William in 1066. Rumour has it that he couldn't afford the ferry fare so worked his passage as William's armourer.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 06:45 PM

I wasn't born. My Mom got me in a box of Cracker Jack. She never was very lucky about those kind of things. She was trying to match up a six-place dinner set when she got my sister in a package of 'Mother's Oats.'

Spud


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,Challis
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 06:55 PM

All my family are Londoners (a mixed tribe of North and Sarf Lunduners) But folks moved out to the New Towns Development in Crawley, Sussex, where I was born.

Further back, great-grandparents were Italian, German, French Hugenot, Welsh and more French - no Irish though, even someone once told me that we all have a drop of Irish blood in us? Someone did ask me once "What blood?" I had in me - well, O Rhesus negative actually..

Oh, there's another thread - did anyone see this (diet?) thing about blood groups - i.e. one type meant your ancestors were, um, say, Neolithic Beaker people and you shouldn't eat wheat or some such?

Ciao Hille


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From: GUEST,khandu
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 08:01 PM

Kosciusko,(koz-si-ess'-ko) Mississippi. 1952 And damned proud of it!

khandu


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Metchosin
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 08:47 PM

Wow Spud, I hadn't thought of that in years, but I have this vague memory that our dishes were freebies from detergent boxes. And that predates the little ceramic animals in Red Rose Tea by quite some time.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Burke
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 09:21 PM

New Orleans, LA. Neither of my parents was born there & no one from the family lives there now.

My ethnic heritage is mostly German & English with a bit of southern slave of some kind. "Dalmatia in Austria." I guess that makes me European American.


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From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 04 Jun 01 - 09:27 PM

Anyone else born in ull?


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Patrish(inactive)
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 05:07 AM

No not in 'ull
I was born in Harare, Zimbawe, but to scottish parents. I have traced my family tree through my mother and found that my roots are on the Orkney Island of Shapinsay. I have cousins all over the world! But the interesting bit is that I am a Viking! (perhaps I should dye my hair red and call myself brunhilda) You're not alone Eric!
See below:

My Great Gran was a "Swanney" and member of the Gunn clan

The Swanney name to originates from the Vikings. The clan Gunn lists the surnames Swan, Swann, Swanney, and Swanson as families associated to the clan. The origin of these names came from one man named Sweyn Asliefson. He was the son of Olaf of Gairsay, who was the son of Rolf, a Viking. Sweyn (referred to as "The Ultimate Viking" or "The Pirate of Freswick") lived during the 1100's in the Orkney Islands and around the north-eastern tip of Scotland (Caithness). He died in 1171 while he was on a "viking" in Ireland. Sweyn married Ragnhild and had two sons, Olaf and Andres. Andres married Frida and had a son named Gunni, who is considered to be the progenitor of the clan Gunn.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: IanC
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 05:45 AM

How many of you were born somewher that don't exist, eh!

I was born in Paxton, (old) Huntingdonshire, England and brought up in Caxton, Cambridgeshire.

I've always been sad that the county I was born in was abolished.

:-(
Ian


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Terry K
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 06:28 AM

48 Gypsy Lane (*), Nunthorpe, Yorkshire.

Which I now describe as "as near to Middlesbrough as is respectable" - (people assume it must be a long, long way!).

After I had left, they moved Nunthorpe out of Yorkshire and put it in Cleveland.

I was brought up by my mother - a most unusual way to give birth ...........

Cheers, Terry

* Am I allowed to use the G word?


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,Roger the skiffler
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 06:40 AM

Born in Birmingham UK lived there for c 18 years with a couple of short returns later, also lived in South Wales, West Wales, South and North London and now Ascot, Berks (another county that no longer exists).Paternal ancestry originally from Cheshire, maternal ancestry originally from Ireland via India, but both sides essentially Brummie.
RtS ("You can tell a Brummie by the shamrock in his turban")


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: JulieF
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 07:35 AM

Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland. A town previously known only for being the brithplace of Simpson (medical discoverer) and afterwards for being in the a Proclaimers song for all the wrong reasons.

Actually that's more interesting - anyone's birthplace made famous by sone. I was christened in the Parish church in Dunkeld which I believe was the setting for a song about a still.

All the best

Julie


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Michael in Swansea
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 08:21 AM

9.05pm Tuesday 12 June 1951 Mount Pleasant Hospital, Swansea, South Wales.
I've been to 'ull 7 times. Does that count?

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: John P
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 09:42 AM

IvanB,
I lived abut half way between Richland and Yorkville, near Gull Lake. Left there shortly after graduating from Gull Lake High School.

JP


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: BobP
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 11:38 AM

Evanston, Illinois

Home of the Women's Christian Temperance Union

Probably not one of their favorite sons ha, ha, ha . . .

I noticed quite a few here from non-temperate climates and supposed, for a moment, that the reason for their interest in a non-violent activity stems from having to spend so much time keeping cool or warm.

I recall that most of the world's battlefields were very pleasant places, before the shooting began.

Do y'spose I'm on t'sumptn here?


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 01:23 PM

where the 'ell is 'ull?

Louisville Kentucky, Baptist Hospital to be exact.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Dorrie
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 02:15 PM

this msg is from Dorries Sister!

hiya

i was also born in a hospital in hull, but i told my boyfriend that i was born in a treehouse in a field and he believed me for ages! when i said i wasnt he said knowing my parents it was believable, as he thinks they are old hippies, well when he first ever met my dad he had his 'dont panic i'm organic" tshirt on with socks and sandals! typical folkie!

lots of love

holly x x


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,petr
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 02:27 PM

I was born in a country that no longer exists. Tabor Czechoslovakia, a medieval town on which attention was briefly focused in 1420. during the Hussite revolution, a precursor to the Protestant reformation and I believe the one of the first in a line of revolutions.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 02:49 PM

Lonesome E, Ull is a little fising village,on the east coast of England :-)
We dont pronounce the first H here! eg
Ellow arm from ull = Hellow I am from Hull
Ezzle rerd =Hessle Road
Ull Daily Mail =The local newspaper
Radio Umbersard =The local radio station
Umbrol =The local paint factory (on Edon Road)
We also have the Umber Bridge!


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: vindelis
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 02:52 PM

I was born in an ex-workhouse called Portwey Hospital. it closed in the early nineties, I think, and is now a block of flats owned by a housing association. Fortunately I came home to the right side of Ferry Bridge and have been on Portland ever since.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Dorrie
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 02:59 PM

oi johninhull we dont all talk like that in hull we pronounce our h's and are proud of it!


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,Willa
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 03:03 PM

Certainly a lot of Kingston Upon Hull Folks here; I'm one too.Glad to see you give it its correct title, Cobble.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 03:22 PM

Thanks for the elp, John!

Most Umbelly

LEJ


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: chip a
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 03:23 PM

Scituate Mass. My mom's fam came from England to Scituate in 1639. My dad came from Hartlepool in 1927. I lived on the near end of my thumb for quite a few years, then landed in the Ga. mountains. Been here 29 years now. I still miss the coast after all this time and I still think of myself as a yankee.

Chip A.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: chip a
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 03:32 PM

But I dearly love these mountains!

Chip again


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From: mytoycar
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 03:34 PM

I was born under a wondering star


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST
Date: 05 Jun 01 - 06:34 PM

John; surely you mean Ull Derly Merl?
Don't forget Fern Curls (phone calls)


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Crazy Eddie
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 01:32 AM

John P & Don Frith,
You seem to believe that I'm a Motie.
Don't you know there's a blockade?
On the first hand, Earthlings could have destroyed Mote Prime; on the second hand, they could have let Moties loose in the galaxy (which would have been a Crazy Eddie thing to do); on the gripping hand they could blockade.
Of course,if the Moties ever got through the blockade.....
Me, a Motie? Of course not. If you don't believe me, ask my fyunch-click!

Regards, Eddie
(Actually born in the Co. Tipperary, but brought up in Cork, and therefore a "Cute Cork Hoor" rather than a "Stonethrower")


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: catspaw49
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 01:53 AM

I was near my mother, or at least that's what I was told. Actually, I have no memory of it at all.

Dumb answer to complete dumbass who started this thread. I'm a friggin' citizen of the world and secondly the United States. What's your problem in people wanting to preserve some heritage? In my case, I am second generation on one side and 14th or 15th or something on the other. What I am is an American, USA variety. What I am proudest of is that to my knowledge I am totally unrelated to you.

Interesting thread group, I just hate the kind of crap that was dumped by the clown who started this. Sorry, didn't mean to demean clowns.......this character proves that humans can actually mate with yaks.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Amergin
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 02:04 AM

funny spaw...i always figgered you were found in a can of vegemite....


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: sian, west wales
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 04:49 AM

So, Patrish ... you're related to Swansea? What does that make you to Michael, then?

Me: Port Colborne, Ontario at PC General, Snake Bite Treatment Centre for the EN-tire NIag'ra PENninusla. Also hot-spot for rum-running in th' good ol' days. Born on the night the Canada geese were flying over, headed south.

sian


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,Tom
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 08:44 AM

Proudly born in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Also home of Gibson Guitars who have since, sadly moved to other pastures. Although so have I, now in Connecticut. Ivan B and John P - Howdy! Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Lepus Rex
Date: 06 Jun 01 - 10:01 AM

Born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, in some hospital, almost 27 years ago. But I consider Columbia Heights, just north of Mpls, to be my "home town," though I haven't lived there in years and don't really care for the locals. (other than my family, of course:)

---Lepus Rex


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Rt Revd Sir jOhn from Hull
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 04:09 AM

refresh (for the new people)


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Oversoul
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 05:10 AM

I can look out a window on the second floor of my home and see the building where I was born in 48 years ago. I had a broken leg repaired there in 1987. Carpal tunnel and ulnar tranposition surgery in 1998. What else can I say? South Bend, Indiana.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: RangerSteve
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 09:16 AM

Brooklyn, NY. I grew up in Hicksville, Long Island, NY. (really, the town is called Hicksville). My father grew up in Brooklyn, but was born in Merida, Mexico. His family came here in 1922, when he was six. As far as I know, they quit speaking Spanish. For some reason, people with Spanish names are expected to speak Spanish forever. Eighty years is a long time to hang on to a culture, especially when you don't live in that country. My mother is from Colorado, Oak Creek near Steamboat Springs. Her family also lived in Lamar and Denver. My parents met during WWII when my dad was stationed in Denver. They lived in McAllen, TX before coming back to New York. My mom's father was from Arkansas and later moved to Oklahoma. Her mother was from Missouri before moving to Colorado. She was a school teacher in Pocatello, Idaho and he was a cowboy when they met. They later turned to sheep ranching when they moved back to CO. Before Missouri, my grandmothers family had lived in Kentucky. An early ancester was given land there as payment for defending the fort at Wheeling during the French and Indian War. My ancestors' nationalities are Mexican, Scottish, Dutch, Mayan and Cherokee. I'm one of the few people I know in this country that gives his nationality as American. With family in this country for over 200 years, I don't see why not.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 10:32 AM

Where you were born is not the end of what makes you you.

I work with a woman who was born in the US. Her parents are both Indians born in India. She has been *very obviously* effected by this. Her taste in food, the men she will date, the music she listens to all has a flavour of her heritage.

I am Irish and Scots-Irish by decent. My parents, though not from Ireland or Scotland themselves, still carried some of the cultures of their heritage with them as handed down to them through their parents, and so on and so on.

Keep in mind too that the USA is in its infancy still (culturally speaking) as compared to many other countries. We have but a few short centuries of history, and most of our *unique* "culture" is based on pretty flimsy stuff, with the exception of things like the works of Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, etc. I am personally not willing to allow hotdogs, Hollywood, baseball, and McDonalds be the banners under which I allow myself to be represented. We are *all* from someplace else here, unless you're a native american.

Why would someones embracing of the cultures that helped create who they are threaten you so?

I love my roots, and am proud of them. I am still not willing to eat haggis though ;D


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 10:57 AM

Hey Challis - I'm O Rhesus neg too!!! I have Roman teeth in Saxon jaw (big teeth, small jaw, lots of overlaps) and my second toe is shorter than my big toe..... what group am I in then??

I remember Portwey Hospital - my father was there when he broke his leg. I was about 3 at the time, but remember sitting with him in the garden because I was considered too young to go in the hospital....

As for me, I was born at 10 Cocklands, Charminster, Dorchester. It has lime green drainpipes now. Mother was so annoyed, I was born at lunch time, when my grandfather was busy and couldn't come and transport my mother to Abbotsbury. I was the first one in the family since 1814 to have been born out of the village. Father and sister were making a cake downstairs, so every so often this voice would call up 'how much sugar dear?' as my mother lay in labour...... Just in time for lunch I appeared and apparently the cake wasn't too bad either.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 12:57 PM

I was born as a very young child in a town with a population of 150 people. This figure had remained the same for the last 70 years, cos every time a baby was born somebody left town. Seriously though; Rotten Row Maternity Hospital Glasgow, and it was called that long before I was born there!


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,Pelrad
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 01:17 PM

I was born in Provincetown, Mass. This was not something I admitted readily while growing up because my classmates only knew the town as "that place with all the crazy gay people." It was a different place when my mom lived there during the sixties, full of artists. We were year-rounders.

I think Americans are fascinated with where our families came from and when, because we're a nation of newcomers.

That said, on one side of my family I am descended from Gov William Bradford, with ancestors from Wales, England and Scotland. One set of great-grandparents on the other side came over from Sweden, another set came from France, and into the mix was tossed my Abnaki great-grandfather.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Dunc
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 01:43 PM

I was born in a hospital bed in the maternity room of the Lady Home Cottage Hospital in the village of Douglas,in the shadow of the magnificent Tinto Hill, Lanarkshire, Scotland.
To the best of my knowledge, Lady Home was the wife, mother or some other female relation of Sir Alex Douglas Home ex British Prime Minister.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: katlaughing
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 03:04 PM

RangerSteve, my sister used to live in Oak Creek and still lives in the area, in Colorado. Fancy that, someone knowing of Oak Creek, here on the Mudcat! My great-grandparents were ranchers in Western Colorado, too.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,Gareth - sorry doing my weekly clear out.
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 03:49 PM


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Gareth
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 03:59 PM

Please disregard that bit of finger trouble.

Its not difficult to be more British than the British Royal fammilly.

Trace the ancestry, mainly German with touches of Scandanavian. Then we have Liz marying Phil the Greek I ask you ????

Myself, Born Bynmynach Ave. Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, Caerphilly - try pronouncing that in a hurry, and after a pint or 4.

Interestingly One Granfather born in Philladelphia, One Grandmother born Cork Ireland, other set of Grandparents born South Wales. - Sort that lot out !!!

Gareth


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: jaze
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 08:10 PM

St. Mary's Hospital, Philadelphia,Pa.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: RangerSteve
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 09:59 PM

Katlaughing- thanks. My mom is going to get a kick out of knowing someone else has heard of Oak Creek.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: mmm1a
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 11:18 PM

I was born in beautiful downtown Burbank (Ca). People always think I am joking when I tell them that, but thats what it says on my birth certificate. ok it doesn't say beautiful downtown but it does say Burbank.

mmm


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Barry Finn
Date: 29 Jul 01 - 11:31 PM

Boston born & Boston bred. Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: rea
Date: 30 Jul 01 - 01:51 PM

born in Greenville NC (hello to Matt R), though I grew up in durham nc, and now live in Falls Church VA (also known as the greater DC area) but go to school in new york state. and while one grandmother was born and riased in a tiny waustrian village, my mother's family are all scoth-irich-enlgish from east tennessee, and my father's family alsi fought with william the conqueror and had a pair of brothers come over in the 1600s -- mebbe my ancestors and kendalls were neighbors.

in the south, there's the distinction between where you're /from/ (where you were born or where your 'people' -- family-- are) and where you live (your address).


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,torirain
Date: 30 Jul 01 - 05:51 PM

PHILADELPHIA


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Hawker
Date: 30 Jul 01 - 06:43 PM

Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
Lucy


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Spud Murphy
Date: 30 Jul 01 - 07:19 PM

In the fallow detritus of a rotting log high on the slopes of the great Sierra Nevadas but my oldest daughter was born at Nick & Muriel's place in Glen Allen, Alaska

Spud


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Lucius
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 01:31 AM

Penn Yan, New York, and I'm damn glad that my ancestors left England to come to America. No better place to be born.

Lucius


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: ScottyG
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 09:17 AM

Physically, I was born in Owosso, Shiawassee County, Michigan. My parents moved to Lansing when I was 16 months old. There I stayed until I left to join the Navy. A short time later, I found the birthplace of my soul. I could not shake the feeling that I had been there before. It was all so familiar and comfortable. That was Scotland. Though I'm proud to be an American, I can't help but feel the tug to go back to the land of my ancestors. If I had half a chance, that's where I'd be right now.

ScottyG


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Gervase
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 09:20 AM

Lansing? I had a girlfriend from Lansing and spent Christmas 1989 there (Brr! - it was cold)
She was a terrific singer - operatic rather than folk - and, last I heard, was principal soprano in the Leipzig State Opera. Her dad was a local judge, name of Rodenberg, and a lovely guy.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,Walking Eagle
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 10:11 AM


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: GUEST,Walking Eagle
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 10:19 AM

I'll get this right now. West - By God - Virginia, under a Questioning Star. Spent early days near a bunch of coal camps listening to coal miners talk union and politics and pickin' and grinnin' and singin' and such. Weathered the We'll Save the Hillbillies from Themselves government programs of the 60's and 70's. Moved to the more civilized city of Charleston WV. For the better schools. Later got my college degree in Athens, OH. Lived a bit in FL., NY., and now in PA. State of my fathers' birth.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Big Tim
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 04:02 PM

County Donegal, Ireland. Neither proud nor ashamed of the fact but definitely stuck with it. It's led me in the general direction of some great music.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: The Walrus
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 05:20 PM

Battersea, London, or more fully
28 Shillington Street,
Battersea
London SW 11
alternately, the parish of Christ's Church, Battersea in the county of Surrey - depending how old your map is.

Most of my Mother's family married (very) locally, my maternal grandfather literally married the girl next door - my mother married a "foreigner" - he came from the next borough (all of a mile and bit away)

Parochial? My lot?.....

Regards

Walrus


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Gareth
Date: 31 Jul 01 - 07:02 PM

Barry Finn

Which Boston ?

Gareth


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: CamiSu
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 01:42 AM

La Jolla, California, but that wasn't my fault, according to my father. Navy hospital (Balboa park?)

My kids were all born in living rooms. Joshua in his grandmother's house in Larimer county Colorado. Jessica in the trailer a hundred yards down river. And Benjamin, in our stone house in Fairlee, Vermont. At least two of them will have places to visit to say "I was born there."

Steve & Kat--of course I know where Oak Creek is!

CamiSu


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: John Kidder
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 04:22 AM

Kendall:

I was born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Canada. My father was Kendall Kidder, born in Mogollon, New Mexico, in 1919, from a line started by James Ensign Kidder in 1633 or 1634 in what became Cambridge, Mass. My son is named Kendall Kidder - somewhere way back there our folks knew each other.

All these connections remind me of what Kurt Vonnegut called "granfallons" - meaningless associations used by strangers to make meaningless bonds. Vonnegut wrote about two people meeting each other on an airplane, discovering that they were both from Indiana "What?? Your're a Hoosier too?", and using this as a pretext to fall into conversation.

John Kidder


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: Firecat
Date: 01 Aug 01 - 04:23 PM

OK, I'm gonna be REALLY specific here. I was born in Doncaster Royal Infirmary, South Yorkshire, England, at 10:08pm on Thursday January 5, 1984.


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Subject: RE: BS: You were born where?
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Aug 01 - 01:54 PM

1984!! you're a firekitten not a cat.

Jock


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