Archive for the 'Wales' Category

THE STORY (PART OF MY STORY) OF WALES…

July 30th, 2017

DYDD GŴYL DEWI HAPUS!

March 1st, 2017

PHOTO BY MARY JO HANLON I’m only one-quarter Welsh from my father’s mother whose grandfather Thomas Evans came to America from Newtown, Wales in 1872, but I’ve come to identify more with that part of my heritage than any other to the extent that I have a Welsh flag hung over the fireplace in my […]

REAL (WELSH) MEN DON’T WEAR PADS…

November 5th, 2016

If all you know about Rugby was encompassed in Tom Brown’ School Days, then you might start with The Beginners Guide To Watching Rugby Union.

OWAIN GLYNDŴR: THE LAST PRINCE OF WALES…

September 22nd, 2016

Five-hundred-fifty-five years before my birth, my Welsh ancestors made a final push against the occupiers of their land. Owain Glynd?r, the last real prince of Wales led the rebellion. Glyndŵr was a descendant of the Princes of Powys through his father Gruffydd Fychan II, hereditary Tywysog of Powys Fadog and Lord of Glyndyfrdwy, and of […]

THE WELSH TEN COMMANDMENTS…

September 5th, 2016

Found on a postcard sent by Cousin John West from Wales: Thou shall: Worship sheep Drink beer Wear three feathers with pride Not slay dragons Love rugby Not be too friendly with the English Keep a welcome in the hillside Learn our Anthem (not just the chorus) Eat and “enjoy” leek soup Congregate and drink […]

FROM SCOTLAND VIA WALES…

September 4th, 2016

Cousin, and shipmate, John West shipped us two Scottish flags this week. The first is the Royal Standard of Scotland. The second (mouse over the above image to view) is the National Flag of Scotland, also known as St. Andrew’s Cross or The Saltire. Thanks to John’s generosity we now have the complete set of […]

DYDD GŴYL DEWI HAPUS!

March 1st, 2016

PHOTO BY MARY JO HANLON I’m only one-quarter Welsh from my father’s mother whose grandfather Thomas Evans came to America from Newtown, Wales in 1872, but I’ve come to identify more with that part of my heritage than any other to the extent that I have a Welsh flag hung over the fireplace in my […]

UP THE WELSH…!

September 16th, 2014

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