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joette
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Jings,crivens & help ma boab.

Post by joette » Tue May 19, 2009 1:35 am

http://www.comcast.net/articles/news-od ... ontroversy
Somebody who has never watched "Braveheart"
As my friend who sent me the link says
"Try suggesting that in Sauchiehall St on a Saturday night".
Researching:SCOTT,Taylor,Young,VEITCH LINLEY,MIDLOTHIAN
WADDELL,ROSS,TORRANCE,GOVAN/DALMUIR/Clackmanannshire
CARR/LEITCH-Scotland,Ireland(County Donegal)
LINLEY/VEITCH-SASK.Canada
ALSO BROWN,MCKIMMIE,MCDOWALL,FRASER.
Greer/Grier,Jenkins/Jankins

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Family Story about kilts

Post by marypryde » Tue May 19, 2009 2:27 am

I was recently told by a cousin that something similar happened to my father in New York around 1916. The family had come from Scotland when he was 2 years old.

The tale is that he was sent to his first day of school in kilts and was promptly humiliated and sent home to change. But it got worse for the poor little guy - his mother took him right back to school and raised a huge fuss about it.

It's the family explanation as to why he wanted nothing to do with his Scottish heritage. Too late to ask Daddy now, so here I am 90+ years later trying to dig up what I can about his family heritage with a little help from his sisters' kids.
Mary Ellen
Researching Pryde/Doig/Scott/Jack/Paton/Frazer in Fife and Thomson/Barclay/Steele/Barr/Lockie/Sandilands in Lanarkshire

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Post by Andrew C. » Tue May 19, 2009 9:37 am

And what's wrong with cross dressing anyway!





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Post by WilmaM » Tue May 19, 2009 1:40 pm

My daughter is about the only one who ALWAYS wears a skirt to school and has had to take some teasing about it.
I wonder what would happen if my son turned up in a skirt? :roll:

Funny world isn't it.......

Or as my Grandpa said:
In these days of masculine women and effeminate men
You can't tell the cockerel from the hen.

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Post by rye470 » Tue May 19, 2009 4:05 pm

We were home for a family wedding three years ago, and naturally, the men were all in kilts. After school restarted my sons class were doing a photo project on their life so far (he was 6), and naturally I included a photo of him in his 'Wedding Finery'. Three years later he is still taking a ribbing about his 'skirt'. Now he won't let me show anyone his wedding photo's.


Christine.
Fyfe,Binnie,Stewart,McEwan -Fife, Perthshire, Clackmannanshire.
McFarlane,Reid - Dunbartonshire.
Alexander,Dawson,Hamill,Kennedy,McCulloch - Donegal,Down, Armagh to Renfrewshire,Lanarkshire.

Anne H
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Post by Anne H » Tue May 19, 2009 4:34 pm

Christine wrote:
Three years later he is still taking a ribbing about his 'skirt'
That's sad...I think it's time everyone learned about the richness in so many different cultures.

Personally, I see a man or boy in a kilt looking very manly...it's a treat to see. :D

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Anne H

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kilts

Post by grannysrock » Tue May 19, 2009 5:34 pm

Anne H wrote:[
Personally, I see a man or boy in a kilt looking very manly...it's a treat to see. :D

Anne H
I was also trying to think of a good way to say something to that effect ... without making the laddies :oops:

Och aye
Let the wind blow high, let the wind blow low ...

Sally

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Post by joette » Tue May 19, 2009 5:34 pm

Personally, I see a man or boy in a kilt looking very manly...it's a treat to see. Very Happy

I couldn't agree more & when I get the chance will post the very nice wedding pic of my darling niece & her husband's wedding this year when he wore a very nice kilt.In fact all my nephews/nephews in-laws/brother have worn the kilt at their weddings.
Researching:SCOTT,Taylor,Young,VEITCH LINLEY,MIDLOTHIAN
WADDELL,ROSS,TORRANCE,GOVAN/DALMUIR/Clackmanannshire
CARR/LEITCH-Scotland,Ireland(County Donegal)
LINLEY/VEITCH-SASK.Canada
ALSO BROWN,MCKIMMIE,MCDOWALL,FRASER.
Greer/Grier,Jenkins/Jankins

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Post by Anne H » Tue May 19, 2009 6:12 pm

Sally wrote:
Och aye
Let the wind blow high, let the wind blow low ...
:lol: :lol: That reminded me of the wee video clip my cousin sent me of a kilted gent asking passersby to hold the stepladder for him while he climbed up to grab the bunting...the expressions on their faces while they held the ladder was priceless! It's hilarious...of course, being as dense as I am, I didn't realize the reason for their expressions until I'd looked at it a dozen or so times!

Just had another look and it's as brilliant as ever :wink: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Gordyw » Thu May 21, 2009 8:54 pm

Hi all,we should never be ashamed to wear the kilt,I wore mine at a friends wedding in Poland and the reaction I got was funny,I think I was a tourist attaction for a day,none of them had seen the likes of it.Gordon
searching in Alloa for Watson,Henney,Pratice.
and Carronshore Watsons

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