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Disney Irish

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Looks like it! Lol


I’m a California gal, through and through, but “ya’ll” is definitely part of my regular vocabulary haha.
I know but it sounds so warm and "down-homey". I grew up with people from the South, so I used to hear it all the time. Growing up I thought it was silly, but now I kind of miss it. So its nice to hear it again. :)
 

raven24

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I know but it sounds so warm and "down-homey". I grew up with people from the South, so I used to hear it all the time. Growing up I thought it was silly, but now I kind of miss it. So its nice to hear it again. :)
My family has origins in the South, too. Ireland as well. ;) I shared this in another thread, but my grandmother’s maiden name is Dugan, a very Irish name. She said she doesn’t know who exactly was born in Ireland, but someone was. Her father, my great-grandfather, was light-skinned and has “mulatto” on his birth certificate. I haven’t been able to go back too much further than that, but I feel like his father or maybe his grandfather was the one who came from Ireland.

When my grandmother was living, she used to make us cabbage, potatoes, and corned beef almost every St. Patrick’s Day. She must have learned that from someone in the family. Black families usually don’t usually include these food items together in our meals, so that tradition must have been passed down from whoever the Irish person in our family was.
 

socalifornian

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My family has origins in the South, too. Ireland as well. ;) I shared this in another thread, but my grandmother’s maiden name is Dugan, a very Irish name. She said she doesn’t know who exactly was born in Ireland, but someone was. Her father, my great-grandfather, was light-skinned and has “mulatto” on his birth certificate. I haven’t been able to go back too much further than that, but I feel like his father or maybe his grandfather was the one who came from Ireland.

When my grandmother was living, she used to make us cabbage, potatoes, and corned beef almost every St. Patrick’s Day. She must have learned that from someone in the family. Black families usually don’t usually include these food items together in our meals, so that tradition must have been passed down from whoever the Irish person in our family was.
My mom has found a bunch of family we didn’t know existed through Family Search if you want to give it a shot some time
Edit: went to a family reunion last year for my Mexican side because of it. That was sick. My grandma lost contact with her extended family before I was born
 

raven24

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My mom has found a bunch of family we didn’t know existed through Family Search if you want to give it a shot some time
Edit: went to a family reunion last year for my Mexican side because of it. That was sick. My grandma lost contact with her extended family before I was born
Thank you for this link! I had used Ancestry, but it only took me so far. I will try this out!

I bet that reunion was so much fun!! My family has a reunion every year but we’ve never gone because it’s always either in New York or somewhere in the South, typically in North Carolina (my entire dad’s side of the family is from the South and the Northeast).
 

Disney Irish

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My family has origins in the South, too. Ireland as well. ;) I shared this in another thread, but my grandmother’s maiden name is Dugan, a very Irish name. She said she doesn’t know who exactly was born in Ireland, but someone was. Her father, my great-grandfather, was light-skinned and has “mulatto” on his birth certificate. I haven’t been able to go back too much further than that, but I feel like his father or maybe his grandfather was the one who came from Ireland.

When my grandmother was living, she used to make us cabbage, potatoes, and corned beef almost every St. Patrick’s Day. She must have learned that from someone in the family. Black families usually don’t usually include these food items together in our meals, so that tradition must have been passed down from whoever the Irish person in our family was.
You'd be surprised, corned beef and cabbage has become more Americanized and not limited to the Irish anymore. I know plenty of non-Irish families that have it during St Patrick's Day simply because its become an Americanized holiday.
 

socalifornian

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Thank you for this link! I had used Ancestry, but it only took me so far. I will try this out!

I bet that reunion was so much fun!! My family has a reunion every year but we’ve never gone because it’s always either in New York or somewhere in the South, typically in North Carolina (my entire dad’s side of the family is from the South and the Northeast).
It was! My grandma taught me some Spanish and pieces of the culture growing up, I’m only 25%, so it was really cool seeing everyone! Luckily I’m gen 4 in LA with that branch, that’s too bad for your distance tho. At least it gives you an excuse to travel eventually!
 

raven24

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You'd be surprised, corned beef and cabbage has become more Americanized and not limited to the Irish anymore. I know plenty of non-Irish families that have it during St Patrick's Day simply because its become an Americanized holiday.
For sure, definitely. It’s just not a staple meal within the African American community (I’m African American).
 

raven24

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It was! My grandma taught me some Spanish and pieces of the culture growing up, I’m only 25%, so it was really cool seeing everyone! Luckily I’m gen 4 in LA with that branch, thats too bad for your distance tho. At least it gives you an excuse to travel eventually!
That’s awesome, and 25% is enough to at least feel somewhat part of a different culture. I’ve got some Irish in the family but it’s so far down the line. I don’t claim to be Irish.

I always look for an excuse to travel lol. I wish I had someone to fund my trips.😩
 

Disney Irish

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For sure, definitely. It’s just not a staple meal within the African American community (I’m African American).
Yep, I remember you mentioned your background before.

Its not a big staple meal here in the US for the Irish either. I actually hate cabbage.

Anyways, depending on where your clan comes from in Ireland we might be distant cousins. ;) Mine comes from County Cork in Southern Ireland, I'm a Southie (though not from Boston)....
 

socalifornian

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That’s awesome, and 25% is enough to at least feel somewhat part of a different culture. I’ve got some Irish in the family but it’s so far down the line. I don’t claim to be Irish.

I always look for an excuse to travel lol. I wish I had someone to fund my trips.😩
I’m still always careful about saying I’m Mexican 😆 some of those ethnicity charts are funny tho. “Caucasian (Not of Hispanic descent).” What is that?! At least you’re living part of the culture tho, it’s always the best part. You should ask to stay with your family! Can’t say no to a cuz
 

raven24

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Yep, I remember you mentioned your background before.

Its not a big staple meal here in the US for the Irish either. I actually hate cabbage.

Anyways, depending on where your clan comes from in Ireland we might be distant cousins. ;) Mine comes from County Cork in Southern Ireland, I'm a Southie (though not from Boston)....
I find cabbage to be very good, but now that I’m thinking about it, I eat it probably once every few years. 😳

Yes, that’s possible! I went to Dublin two years ago and saw the name “Dugan” everywhere there. However when I went north, nothing.
 

raven24

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I’m still always careful about saying I’m Mexican 😆 some of those ethnicity charts are funny tho. “Caucasian (Not of Hispanic descent).” What is that?! At least you’re living part of the culture tho, it’s always the best part. You should ask to stay with your family! Can’t say no to a cuz
The last time I stayed with my family in New York, I went out just one time and my cousin had us walking around in circles trying to look for the Rockefeller Center for over two hours. She also had me and my sister buy her and our grandma groceries and things for the house, which I didn’t like.

Anytime I suggested going out, my grandma said it was too dangerous and made me and my sister do laundry and watch Murder She Wrote with her.

I love my family, but no. Lol
 

Disney Irish

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I find cabbage to be very good, but now that I’m thinking about it, I eat it probably once every few years. 😳

Yes, that’s possible! I went to Dublin two years ago and saw the name “Dugan” everywhere there. However when I went north, nothing.
Cabbage when used in things like Cole Slaw is fine. Its boiled cabbage I hate. 🤮

I haven't been to Ireland yet, but most of my US based Irish relatives have.
 

socalifornian

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The last time I stayed with my family in New York, I went out just one time and my cousin had us walking around in circles trying to look for the Rockefeller Center for over two hours. She also had me and my sister buy her and our grandma groceries and things for the house, which I didn’t like.

Anytime I suggested going out, my grandma said it was too dangerous and made me and my sister do laundry and watch Murder She Wrote with her.

I love my family, but no. Lol
Two hours?! Could’ve seen the rock and had more pizza/cheesecake in that time 😍
 
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