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  1. #1
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    Joining from Rhode Island

    Greetings, all:

    After being separated from my kilted ways by the seriousness of adulthood for far too long, I've decided enough is enough. The more I think on it the more I'm convinced life is too short not to wear a kilt. And discovering the forum has really lifted my spirits in an otherwise gloomy time.

    I'm a Scottish-Italian Midwesterner transplanted to New England. While I've always felt a strong affinity for my heritage on both sides, the arrival of my first child (a daughter last September) has had me digging far more deeply into our family's history. The Scottish side (paternal line in my case) excelled at keeping secrets and holding grudges, which has made for considerable difficulty tracing the history back just a couple generations. And rumors of an adoption in Glasgow before immigrating to Detroit only muddied the waters. Anyway, our family has always maintained a connection to Clan Urquhart (by way of my great-grandmother) though our name is Gilmour, which seems to have been a sept of Clan Morrison. I'll continue digging.

    My first kilt, passed down within the family, was an Urquhart tartan. Getting back into kilt wearing now I have a USA Kilts casual in the Scottish National tartan. In time, I hope to add a 5- or 8-yard kilt (or several!).

    At any rate, it's good to join a kilted community and I appreciate the wonderful resource this forum has become for me. Thank you!

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    Welcome from the gateway to the NY Highlands ! Hope you enjoy your time here.

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    Welcome from a Scotsman now living in middle England. I also returned to kilting in recent years, after not having worn one since childhood!

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    Welcome to the forum from Western Canada 🇨🇦!
    "Good judgement comes from experience, and experience
    well, that comes from poor judgement."
    A. A. Milne

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    Welcome from West Michigan!

    Family history can be a funny thing. I've got one branch of my family where some say they're Dutch, others say they're Italian. Based on the evidence, I find the latter more plausible. But it's hard telling and makes for great stories.

    In the end, regardless of ancestry, we're all just human. Humans migrate. How far back do you want to go? Two generations? I'm fully American. Five? Mix of American and a whole bunch of European countries. I had at least one ancestor who came over to the US on the Mayflower. I'm the product of a continuous stream of European immigrants over the course of the last several centuries. But why stop there? Keep going! Go back to prehistory! Claim partial Neanderthal or Denisovian ancestry! There's no stopping you!
    Last edited by MichiganKyle; 17th May 20 at 06:04 AM. Reason: Clarifying

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    Hello from central western N.Y. One of my ancestors was in one of the Rhode Island regiments during the Revolutionary War. Sometimes when I'm trying to describe the size of something I compare it with Rhode Island. "It was as big as Rhode Island. So... not that big."

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    Welcome to the "Great Rabble"!
    Rev'd Father Bill White: Retired Parish Priest & Elementary Headmaster, lover of God, people (most of them!) dogs, joy, humour & clarity. Legion Padre, theologian, teacher, philosopher, linguist, dreamer, traditionalist, bon-vivant, encourager of hearts & souls & a firm believer in dignity, decency, & duty. A proud Sinclair.

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    Hello and welcome from Southern California.

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    from Reno, NV.
    "Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.' Benjamin Franklin

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    Welcome from Silver Spring, Maryland!

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