Thursday, March 17, 2016
ARE YOU IRISH?
My husbands ancestors came to America many many many years ago and through those years the "O" was dropped from the name Higgins. So in long-time reality I should be married to a O'Higgins. Why they did that, I have no idea. I think that it is a beautiful name, just like my husbands name Robert Oscar, just think to be given that name and not have the "O" in Higgins!!!!!! It is a shame and so for today I am going by O'Higgins. Linda O"Higgins. That sounds pretty Irish don't you think? Be proud of your name...carry it and think of all the trials that came with your name, the hardships, happiness, wouldn't it be fun to go back in time even for a day and see your ancestors who carried YOUR name! I think it would and I will be so happy to see my ancestors who are Schippers and now my inherited ancestors who are Higgins and O'Higgins! My father-in-law was really an Irish looking man, tall, blonde curly hair (like my husband) defined features in his face and he was a proud man, a very proud man. Quiet but Stubborn too. Hmmm just like my husband. Being born in Holland, I am sure that I have some direct descendants that could have come from Ireland at some point in my history. I feel very justified wearing green today and saying I have a little Irish in me....even if it is just a little. :) Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone! Linda O'Higgins :)