The Big Angel and I have enjoyed watching Henry Louis Gates’ PBS series Finding Your Roots; I am probably more interested in the family tree portion, and the Big Angel in the genetic puzzle. Following the show’s credits I participated in a genetic study and received the results that I am 100% northern European. Well surprise to NO ONE.
However, we did learn that my children and I, courtesy of my mother, are direct descendants of Marie Antoinette.
When the Big Angel and I told the H.J. this, he sardonically replied “figures.”
We were in Boston, Massachusetts, celebrating the Little Angel’s ninth birthday when I received that e-mail. The Little Angel is nine! Long live the Little Angel. I will forevermore associate Marie Antoinette with Boston. Naturally. ‘Cause, any place where Bac Ho made Parker House Rolls and Boston Cream Pies should be associated with she of the “if they have no bread, let them eat cake” [sic] monarch.