28 November 2012

Families in Fact and Fiction

When exploring family history, it is interesting to find imaginative patterns.  Although I am not particularly familiar with the writings of JRR Tolkein, my maternal ancestors lived in the region he knew best.  Perhaps my relatives provided some of the inspiration for Hobbits!

My husband's maternal ancestors came from a region inspiring many legends.  Sometimes I wonder if the English Midlands, the Veneto and Australia have much at all in common.  But then I remember my visits to the Wrekin, the Montello and Uluru.

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I especially appreciate historical insights.