Thursday, August 12, 2010

This Pretty Much Sums up the Exact Situation of Our Family

Regular readers may know my dad, from my comment section, as Camp Papa. Yesterday my sister and I got this email from him. He writes:

Hold everything! Evan [our genealogist uncle] may have found an ancestor of mine who served with General Francis Marion, The Swamp Fox, during our Glorious Revolution. That would mean that you and your daughters, and all your female descendants forever, could join the Daughters of the American Revolution!

You're welcome.

PS: Also, you are inbreds because your mother and I share a common ancestor from the first half of the 18th century.

Dad, hereafter to be called "Father"

I wrote back and asked if the DAR gives out stuff, like, bonnets or tea cozies, and Amy said that all I think about now is swag.

So that's what we're dealing with. I'm not sure if the inbreeding increases or reduces our gentility.

15 comments:

Keely said...

I'm really starting to think I was somehow meant to belong in your family...

Bonnie said...

So I see you come by your outstanding writing and hilariousness honestly! Inbreeding and all.

Jenni said...

Can your dad adopt me?

Cassie said...

LOLZ! Does your awesome dad have a blog yet??

Also, I recall my dear southern mother telling me that I could have joined the DAR also. Hmmm. If only I weren't so dang MIDWESTERN.

Just got back online after a long hiatus and caught up on all your latest news. Gee, I've missed you!

XO

Michele said...

Increases it. That's according to my mama and her sisters but since they were from the back hills of the Ozark Mtns I'm not sure I can trust them. I think it's a lot of wishful thinking.

Amy said...

I told Father that I would totally be joining. Do you think there's a DAR chapter in Sydney?

I always thought we were inbred. That's why I got the funny teeth and gimpy pinky toe.

Beth said...

I got a scholarship to college from the DAR. I think it was only about $500 or something. It was for being an outstanding citizen. I didn't even apply for it... I think a guidance counselor nominated me. Funny thing? My husband got the same award in the same way. Random.

Casey said...

I want to see you in the DAR outfit. The bonnets sound sexy.

Messy Mom said...

I've been to a DAR meeting. Not because I have the honor of being one, but I was photographing for a magazine. There weren't any freebies, but a pretty cool George Washington impersonator did a presentation (can't get much better than that).

Marie said...

I must speak to your Father about spilling our family secrets! I think I will type him a note immediately with all 12 of my fingers!

gretchen said...

Did I ever mention that Jimmy's parents are second cousins? Yep. Scary.

I think that the DAR might give out scholarships and such. You might try hooking Laura up. Oh wait, we can't say hook up any more. Well, you know what I mean.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Colonial Dames gives good swag, too.

I'm sure both of them do.

Go for it, Mayflower mamma!

Amy said...

The DAR does give out scholarships. Quite a few. However, only one of them requires a DAR membership to apply/receive it; it is the applicant's mother who must be so anointed.

How, you ask, do I happen to have this Terribly Pertinent info at my fingertips? Because I too very received a similar email from my mother, though it was as I recall devoid of Camp Papa's signature wit. I responded that unless there were some tangible benefit that might accrue (read: money/swag), I wasn't interested.

She promptly sent me the link on scholarships.

So, back to my earlier point of marrying off Kira to Hank at an appropriately distant date: just think, their daughters would be double-DARs!

Becky said...

I double-dog-DAR you!

I just wanted to say that.

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

Amy, there absolutely IS a DAR chapter in Sydney. See http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ausjcdar/captainjamescookdar/ for info.

Elizabeth