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Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2018 8:38 a.m. PST

Celebrate with pride all you Italian heritage TMPer's! As well as all who love a good holiday.


Cacique Caribe08 Oct 2018 9:12 a.m. PST

Being 1/16 Italian and about 3/4 Spanish, and the rest mostly Native American, well, what's not to celebrate.

I wouldn't be around at all if he hadn't gotten "lost" looking for Cathay. :)

My wife (of Mexican and Spanish descent) and I plan to have dinner and a few drinks to celebrate.

PS. By the way, in Puerto Rico we still get 2 holidays for Columbus. One for the discovery of the New World and then one for the discovery of the island. As I've seen with my own eyes, even the people from the tiny but loud anti-Columbus crowd over there have no problems taking both days off. :)

jdpintex08 Oct 2018 9:12 a.m. PST

We don't get today as a holiday. Although the wife does. Oh well.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2018 9:55 a.m. PST

My wife works in the People's Republic of Berkeley, where they are celebrating Indigenous People's Day!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP08 Oct 2018 10:10 a.m. PST

Not in Columbus, Ohio.


Cacique Caribe08 Oct 2018 10:22 a.m. PST

For dinner, the Mrs says we are having Italian. :)


Jakar Nilson08 Oct 2018 10:43 a.m. PST

It's Thanksgiving, but this year, it seems a bit trying to be thankful, what with a refinery explosion in St. John. New Bruinswick, landslide in BC, hit and run murder in Toronto, and the list goes on…

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Oct 2018 11:25 a.m. PST

I wish they'd stop moving 'my' holiday around.

By the way, turns out I'm part Italian by way of Mexico, through my birthfather. Ain't DNA fun? grin

redmist112208 Oct 2018 12:06 p.m. PST

As a Fed employee…got the day off. For the city of Tucson, doesn't recognize it. Instead the city celebrates Rodeo Days and Cesar Chavez Day back in March 31st.


ThomasS08 Oct 2018 1:34 p.m. PST

Forgot it was today. So far I have tried to take my daughter down to the DMV to get her drivers license. Then 4 hours later went out to check the mail. Getting old.

Winston Smith08 Oct 2018 1:56 p.m. PST

There is a quote, probably made up but it sounds good, in one of Avram Davidson's Doctor Eszterhazy stories.
A French nobleman is sneering at one of the Marshals.
"Sir, you have no ancestors!"
"Look at me, Sir. *I* am an ancestor!"
If it's not true, it should be.

Pride in one's ancestry and genealogy in general has always seemed to me to be pointless. You are being proud of something you had absolutely nothing to do with. It's an accident of birth.
Having said that, I do love Irish stew made with Guinness and really enjoy The Dubliners.

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian08 Oct 2018 3:59 p.m. PST

Pride in one's ancestry and genealogy in general has always seemed to me to be pointless. You are being proud of something you had absolutely nothing to do with. It's an accident of birth.

I don't know that it has anything to do with 'pride' – it's just fun to learn more about one's family. I was listening to Iowa Public Radio last night on a recording on their blog, about coal mining – many of my family members turned from farming to coal mining.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2018 6:39 a.m. PST

I'm 80% Italian[according to 23 And Me] … Not so much a matter of pride for me … I just like to know where my ancestors came from.

E.g. 23 And Me said @ 100,000 to 180,000 years ago my ancestors on both sides came from East Africa. But I'm sure many peoples' DNA cannot be traced to around there.

And they said I have little Neanderthal in my DNA … huh?

That being said, in my hometown you can't go a mile or less and not find a place to eat Italian … huh? evil grin

We also have a lot of Eastern European and Greek fests too. evil grin Try to never miss'm !

However, last night we went downtown to a place called the "Rhine Hall Bier Haus" for dinner. You can guess what was served there ! Even if it was Columbus Day ! evil grin We'll most likely eat Italian on Friday !

Old Wolfman09 Oct 2018 7:12 a.m. PST

Had the day off,and remembered a few old "Far Side" comics relating to C.C..

23rdFusilier09 Oct 2018 11:50 a.m. PST

I celebrate Columbo day each year by watching One of my favorite episodes. I always enjoy how everyone thinks Lt. Columbia is an idiot but he always solves the crime and arrests the evil doer.

Cacique Caribe10 Oct 2018 9:21 p.m. PST

And then there's a whole country named after Columbus. :)


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