A chairde (sp?),
I wonder how different the responses would be if different if the two in
question were of the same race but looked dramatically different, and/or
were of similar religions. Actually I didn't realize the Irish were so
hostile to inter-cultural marriages. Is this only among the islands or is
it world wide? For example in your case, Bruce, where it was an Irish
Catholic marrying a Welsh Protestant there was animosity. But what about
in the case of an Irish Catholic and an <other caucasian culture>
[Christian] Orthodox. Is there still as much hostility??
Thank you for your responses, and to all others in advance. :)
> From: Bruce L Jones <[log in to unmask]>
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Among the Irish
> Date: Thursday, April 10, 1997 1:39 PM
> 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
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