A few clicks on the computer and Mom uncovers that Grammy’s family actually came to the US from Switzerland.
Nope. Not kidding. We had a bit of info about the family in Kentucky from around 1800, but weren’t sure how they got to the US. Now we know. From Switzerland.
Six years of struggling like hell to be accepted as a “foreigner” and it turns out that good old (and very dead) Jacob Spahr of the Kentucky/Texas line of my family was born in Basel, Switzerland.
Generations before him…all Swiss. Super Swiss and entrenched in the Basel area. My family, my heritage, my ancestors.
See people, this is why I do not need to write fiction. I just need to write my real life.
I am Swiss.