Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Lineage

Sometimes I’m asked how I got my independent streak. The ability to be an individual and, a little far out into wacky land. To face into the wind. Beat my own drum. Then, I open up Facebook and see pictures like this one....


Yeah, you can guess which person is my sister. This example photo was taken during her works Ugly Sweater Contest. I always answer that it’s a family trait. 

Our strong individualistic characters are due to the fact that we have a strong English family line heading back to 1622 in Somerset, England. Our ancestors were a strong family that united to stand their ground and defied the local government.  Even when the neighboring government was not really asking them anything. 


This is why our families coat of arms has the Latin saying, “factum est, usque non est super” It is not done until it is over done.



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

sounds like my motto! cn

Pac said...

The Latin I learned as an alter boy is a bit rusty, but I believe the translation is: "It's not over until something something sings."

Blobby said...

g-d, I hope she won. it's HIDEOUS.