Monday, July 31, 2017

Ain't No Challah-Back Girl

Long but interesting read, about a woman who found out her "proudly Irish father" was in fact Jewish.

Ironically, I shelled out $250 in part because my Great Aunt Betty had always heard rumors that her father was her grandmother's secret (half-) Jewish love child raised by her grandfather as his own, so I wondered if DNA might confirm this. (And I DO make a mean kugel.) Instead, I found out I was exactly what my parents told me I was -- 50% Irish (Dad), 25% German/25% Lithuanian (Mom) -- and that Betty had begun an unhealthy love affair with Johnny Walker shortly after putting her second husband in the ground.

My Great Grandfather Conrad Ross at his home in Omaha in 1962. 

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