Personal Cultural Reflection

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Personal Cultural Reflection

ETH 125

October 30, 2010

Axia College

(Origin) When thinking about my family and our roots I identify my family’s places or origin as Germany and Ireland. A majority of my family is of German ancestry and the one exception is my grandmother and she is Irish. I identify these too places as where my family came from due to stories that I have hear from family members and to the traits that each member of my family carries. A majority of my family are all blonde hair, with blue or brown eyes which have a lot of similarities to people from Germany. My family as very few of the traits from the Irish side but the only ones the I have been told are that some people in our family freckle a lot when they have been out in the sun for long periods of time. As for knowing anything about why or how my ancestors came to the United States it is pretty much a mystery to me. It is something that has never really been talked about much. I do know that my grand parents on my mother’s side of the family ended up living in Texas as that is where the rest of my grandfathers family was living and my grandmother was originally from Alabama. As far as my father’s side of the family is concerned I have never heard much about where they lived before Texas. I would love to know more about my family but have not been able to get anyone to open up about much when trying to talk to them(F.Adams/S.Richie/L.Adams Personal communication, October 2010).

(Foods) As far as foods that my family prepares there is nothing that really comes to mind except for one recipe for sweet potato pie that I have been told was my great-great-grandmother recipe and has been passed down through the family. I have talked my mom and grandmother about this and this is the only thing that they said. I was told that the reason that this is made for all holidays and every time families get together to celebrate something is because that it was...
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