Thursday, October 7, 2010
C is for Cornish Alphabe Thursday.....
Hey everyone! It is Alphabe Thursday over at http:jennymatlock.blogspot.com
Every week she features a different letter of the alphabet, and we write stories or share pictures or recipes...Come play along!
On a side note, I havent on my own had a lot of time to visit, but I promise if you visit me, you will get a visit back...I miss reading all the entries! I sure try to get to as many as I can....
Cornish....That is my maiden name and a good English name it is. When I tell people my last name, most people immediately make some kind of reference to Cornish Game Hens....Those tasty little birds that make a great dinner.
A game hen I am not, just in case you were wondering....There is also the Cornish School of Art in Seattle....I think it would be so amazing to attend there...I love art, I love to learn and there has to be a few perks for being of the same name...I would think anyway!
There is also the beautiful Cornish Peninsula in England...I was looking through pictures on the internet and it is right on the water....I have always lived on the salt water except for here in Utah...(the stinky lake does not count, just for the record, though it is salty and there is a Cornish Salt too...)Maybe the saltwater is in my blood because it is where I am happiest.
I know all about my ancestry on my Mothers side and my paternal Grandmother's side. I know very little about my Grandfather....He died when my Dad was 16 at age 46 of a heart attack. I do know his father came in from England and came to Wisconsin and then Oregon. My Grandfather Cornish despite his young age was married 5 times. My Grandma who was a real pistol, refused to talk to me about him except to tell me that he was a $#%%%$##### you know, womanizer....I have gone to Temple Square in Salt Lake City to their Geneology library and looked up records, but I hit a dead end. Probably the most interesting "Cornish" thing that I know, is that in 1953 my Grandfather received a personal invite for Queen Elizabeth's Coronation...I wonder how she knew where he lived?
My Aunt has the invitation...It is a little bit of our history though I dont know the story behind it....I just hope he didnt "womanize" the Queen Mother or something!