Saturday, 27 July 2013

Canadiana gem: "What nationality were your parents?"

Grandfather KD Woodworth volunteered to join the Royal Navy in WW1.
As he arrived from Canada, the immigration officer asked KD's nationality.
"There's no such thing. What nationality were your parents?"
"Well, what were their parents before that?"
"Canadian, and Before That They Were Monkeys."

Photo of the actual vessel
The Woodworth family came to New England right after the Mayflower and as loyal citizens of Good King George, moved to modern day Nova Scotia after the American Revolution, granted land at the expense of Acadians.   In Canada you find some loyalty to the British crown but it goes only so far.

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