Tuesday, February 12, 2008

New Feature: Wexford Flag Watch

Okay, so it's not a live web cam, but now you can instantly know which flag is flying outside my house.

I fly these flags in honor of my roots and location of my family members. Let's quickly go through the list.

United States of America
This is the country in which I live.

Washington State
I was born and raised in this state; my parents still reside there

When my family originally moved to the west coast, they lived in Oregon. My brother was born there and resides in Portland.

My sister has lived in Spain for over ten years. She is married to a Spaniard and they have two children. They reside in Torrejon de Ardoz, a suburb of Madrid near Barajas Airport.

North Carolina
This is the state I currently reside. I came originally in 2000 to attend graduate school at Duke University. Since August 2003 I have resided in Charlotte.

South Carolina
This state is minutes away from my home. I spent the summer of 2001 in Charleston and this flag is for my dog Winston, whom I adopted at that time.

My father's side of the family is predominantly Swedish. This flag not only honors my roots but my father's devotion to genealogy. I took some Swedish in college and understand basic sentences.

Czech Republic
My mother's side of the family is predominantly Czech. This flag not only honors my roots but my mother's devotion to genealogy and my recently departed granddad Ladislav Loss.

The Gadsden Flag (Don't Tread On Me)
My favorite flag. Delves into my interest in history and self-determination.

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