versatile: family

{La Petite and her Tonton}

Jersey and the Monkey was so kind as to pass on the Versatile Blogger award to me forever and a day ago, and since I’m only back from a weekend with my cousin Mrs. London, I thought I’d make the seven secrets about me, all about my family instead. Because you kind of are your family anyway, it’s a DNA thing.

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1. My mother is one of eight but my father was an only child so my family is totally lopsided

2. And out of those eight Irish children on my mother’s side; one moved to South Africa, one to London, another to Scotland, one to America (Hi Mom!), and one sailed the seven seas and came home calling himself the Duke of Marmalade. true story. We have accents out the yingyang.

3. My paternal grandmother’s family was written about in this book and I think that’s about the coolest thing in the whole wide world.

4. One of my first cousins (he’s 21 years older than me and used to change my diapers) was one of Margaret Thatchers speechwriters. This is one of those things that is kind of cool and kind of not if you get my drift.

5. My father marched in Selma and on Washington with M.L.K., and in J.F.K.’s funeral procession. It absolutely kills me that he won’t be there to tell the stories to my future children. (Sidenote: my father’s mother, marched along with him on Washington and when I asked her to tell me about it, her response was, “it was hot”. Thanks for being so succinct Nana.)

6. My mother is so smart she graduated school at 14. Hello Doogie Howser.

7. My brother is an actor and it’s pretty surreal to be watching something like The Tudors and go, oh look, there’s my brother.

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You are born with your family, can’t change them, and are stuck with them forever, but I have to say, if I had to handpick my family, I would have picked the exact same people. 
They’re totally coo coo for coco puffs,
 but I wouldn’t have them any other way.

bisou

P.S. There are so many things that I would like to know about all of you, so if you’re feeling versatile lately, and would like to share some facts, then this Versatile Blogger Award is passed on to you. Thanks for playing.

31 responses to “versatile: family”

  1. I'm totally jealous of your list. Mine was dead boring compared to yours.Regarding your cousin changing your diaper, that's not creepy at all. Unless of course you were 15 at the time. Then that's totally sick!Your Friend, m.

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  2. Your family is soooo cool! the book, Margaret Thatcher writer – mmm yes – know what you mean!! the marching! Aren't families fascinating?? Lovely to say that you would pick all the same people if you had a choice – blood is thicker than water . . . Sharon

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  3. Your family is awesome! I'm sorry, too, that your father won't be able to share the stories. It was hot is a fact I didn't know though… lol

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  4. you do have a very coooool family. which one is your brother???i watched the whole episodes of The Tudors,,

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  5. p.s : isn't that photo of your husband and La Petite is the cutest photo ever??? it definitely is

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  6. gotta love the whole fam damnly… fun post! i like the twist on the 7 things! and is your brother single? does he need a date to any actor shiz? ; )

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  7. You family has such a colorful history! Very cool. xo

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  8. Holy moly, you have such a cool family!!!

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  9. Wow! Your family facts are quite impressive. I don't think I have one of those cool things in my family. Like #5 is pretty darn impressive. #4 and #7 also pretty darn impressive! Good idea!

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  10. You have lots of reasons to go to family reunions as your family has done lots of neat things. I especially like the fact your dad marched with MLK.

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  11. Wow. Your family sounds absolutely awesome. The stories you can tell…

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  12. UMMMMMMMMMM. I just want to sit down with you and talk about your family all day long. Fascinating!!!! Your dad marching with MLK?! Mom's a child genius?! Your brother appeared in one of my favorite TV shows?! Sooo cool!

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  13. I am one of nine and LOVE your stories…our family has awhile before we see what we all have been a part of, but I have a feeling it'll be like yours 🙂 Big Family Power! 🙂

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  14. Your answers are so much better than mine! 😦 xx

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  15. Okay- I hate to admit this but your family is way cooler than mine. Excuse me while I go drudge up some cool people and pass them off as my family :)Ashley (backyardprovence)

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  16. Sara in the LPV – those 7 things were just a big tease. you can't just tell us all of those little details that are really HUGE AWESOME THINGS about your family and be done. we want more!

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  17. That picture is so very sweet! I love it! And #4? Amazing!

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  19. That sounds like one fascinating family! (With wanderlust in the genes.)

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  20. Your brother is an actor? Innneresting…I wonder if we know each other. He's out in LA, right? LA, just like Paris and what I can imagine just like The LPV is a teeny town where everyone knows everyone.and #5? WOW! You have some incredible family history.

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  21. Your family is so interesting. Your brother on the Tudors!? Margaret Thatcher's speech writer? Marching for a cause? I am awestruck.

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  22. wow! That is quite the list. Your family definitely sounds interesting.

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  23. ok, your family is pretty impressive. just….wow…..

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  24. Your family is so interesting! It's so nice that if you could choose, you say would have them just the way they are.http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

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  25. this is pretty precious 🙂

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  26. Wow, thats alot to take in. I think your kinda famous.

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  27. Whoa, you're family is the coolest! Hahaha 'it was hot', I love it.

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  28. Very sweet, thanks for commenting on my post. Xo, adropofbliss.blogspot.com

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  29. Woaaah! That is a really interesting family you've gotten there! I feel your pain about your father not being able to tell his stories.. ❤ Same goes for me.

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  30. I love that your 'random facts' are about you family, how interesting – especially #5 🙂

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  31. wow – you have one fascinating family. genius momma, expats galore and your brother is an actor on the tudors?! do tell more!

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