My Grandma On The Heary Side Essay

1785 Words Mar 15th, 2016 8 Pages
I interviewed my grandma on the Heary side and found out some interesting facts that I never knew before. We started talking about where the Heary family came from, and what she told me was that the Heary 's were German, Irish, and a little bit French. My grandma told me that she never knew we were French until one day my grandpa, who passed away this past fall, was talking about him having French ancestors. She also did not know that we had any Irish relation until my great aunt told her that our relative from Ireland sent her a letter in the mail. What she did know was that my great great grandmother was a German immigrant. My great great grandmother also spoke German and passed some of that German down to my great grandmother, who passed a small amount down to my great aunt, great uncle, and grandfather. My great aunt can speak German better than my grandfather or great uncles could. When I go and visit my great aunt she always says the same German phrases, but I can never remember what they mean so she always has to remind me what the English meaning is. Some day I hope that I can learn a little bit of German. I hope to be able to learn some German so that later in life I have have kids I can tell them that our family is German and that I can speak some German. Our family has traditions that every holiday we go to my grandmothers house for dinner. That dinner consists of my uncles, only one of them is married, his kids, my great aunts and uncles from the Heary and…

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