On Wed, 9 Apr 1997 19:28:06 -0400 Eireann <[log in to unmask]> writes:
>I was just wondering what the Irish [world-wide] think of
>intermarriage among other cultures. Say, Irish and non-Irish.
>Yeah, yeah, I can already hear the responses. I'm pretty sure
>I know the answer, but thought I'd ask. There are some cultures,
>believe it or not, that are adamantly opposed to intermarriage
>regardless of whether or not the other culture/person is the same race.
I have first hand experience, as do many Americans. I think all the
answers would be different. My mother was an Irish/Scots-American
Catholic, Carol Rose Cochran. She fell head-over-heals for this strapping
football star, my father, Leslie Jones, a protestant Welshman
(Scotch-Welsh actually). My maternal grandmother had a fit. To her dying
day she considered my dad a "heathen Welshman". The result, of course, is
a bunch of Irish-Scots-Welsh kids. Celtic-Americans, I call us.
Bruce L. Jones
The Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere