Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Then, look at this
Noodling around, I stumbled onto this site with pictures of typical facial types from all around Europe. You can look around the pix for people who look like kinfolks. I'd have to say that the people who look most like my Upland Southerner tribe were the folks we saw on the streets in Ireland. I expect that I am more Scots-Irish than anything, so it's not surprising that the Celts of Ireland look right. Beyond the physical resemblance, the Irish have a way of communicating by kidding that is very familiar and comfortable. Their first response in any encounter was often a joke, and they responded nimbly when answered in kind. I love people who'll kid with you. Someday, we'll have go to Ulster to see if the people there are not even more familiar.