Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My American Riddle

I've set to thinking of the great age of Pete Seeger and others who lived very long lives. I thought of my GGGG Grandfather Robert Knox who applied for his Revolutionary War pension at the age of 90, and got it. Then I thought of my mother, Martha Izora Costner Parker, who died at 92.

How many native-born Americans can say what I can say (leaving aside my Choctaw and Cherokee ancestors)?

None of my white ancestors immigrated to the United States, and neither of my parents was born in one of the states in the United States.

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