Saturday, July 22, 2006

Hey Grandpa

I just found out that I'm related to this guy. He's my great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great grandfather. I sort of stumbled across him by accident. Some relative told me I was a direct decendent of Sir John Hawkins, and I was looking up some information to see if it was true, and next thing I knew, I was tracing names through the house of Tudor straight back to Henry VIII. It's kind of cool because I can actually trace all the names in between. I think he's funny looking. I hope there's no family resemblance. Apparantly in 1509, people thought differently. Someone said of him,

"His Majesty is the hansomest potentate I ever set eyes on; above the usual height, with an extremely fine calf to his leg, his complextion fair and bright, with auburn hair, combed straight and short in the French fashion, and a round face so very beautiful that it would become a pretty woman, his throat was rather long and thick"

Then again, I'm not certain any validity can be taken on such a comment considering he executed anyone who disagreed with him. What a charming man! So, it's kind of fun to trace your heritage. And it's kind of scary some the characters that show up.

2 comments:

Shelley said...

Hi Heather -- it's Shelley (Logan)Johnson -- I love your blog -- very witty! I'm happy to have found it through a crazy chain of one link after another. So where are you these days? Paul and I are located near Sacramento. We don't go back to CBC too often, and I don't keep in contact with people from there much. Needless to say, I'm out of touch with what has become of my friends from that church. So, I would love to hear from you and hear about what your up to these days! psjohnson@myway.com -- I have a blog as well www.shelleylaura.blogspot.com -- I don't keep up with it much at all.
~Shell

2Crazzie4U said...

It is crazzie thinking about how small this world is. One may learn about the history, but when they find out that they are realated to someone famouse, it's nifty learning about the history. sometimes what one may learn can be scarey, like someone being related to Hitler or something. I learned that I am related to 2 guys who became the President of USA. When I was at Jayme's, we went to a momorial place and I was able to learn about them some more.. I don't see you looking like Henery VIII, so no worries. -Grins-