It’s a Small World After All…

So its about Nineteen Fifty Something and my mother’s younger sister  Mary, born and raised in southwestern Virginia,  marries Jack, a New York Jew. Wow! Pretty scandalous. We were a family of Irish and German Americans, Protestant on one side, lapsed Catholic on the other. A Jew!? From New York!! How much more alien can you get (particularly if you are growing up in east Tennessee)?

Mary and Jack produced my oldest cousin Clarke. He married Yuni who is Korean. Wow. Korean!! How strange! They produced Kim, the brilliant and beautiful young woman in the photo below, who has now married Fernando, an Hispanic Marine…  

What’s happening to America!? At the rate we’re going we are dangerously close to making the line, “we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness,” a frightening reality.

Below, photos by me of Clarke and Yuni, and their daughter Kim, from May of 2007, taken at my oldest nephew’s wedding.

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