Irish Lace, Irish Grandmother, and Freckles
We have a very interesting genealogy: My grandmother was Irish and my grandfather was Filipino. So a typical family picnic might have consisted of listening to The Clancy Brothers and eating traditional Filipino foods like Adobo and Pansit.
My grandparents had nine children and twenty-one grandchildren. So our picnics were somewhat large affairs.
Of all the grandchildren, only two of us have freckles–I just happen to be one of them! Since freckling of this type is a hereditary trait, when people ask me about them, I often tell them it’s the Irish in me!
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