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#ThrowbackThursday My Celtic Grandparents

It seems like an apropos throwback to share a photo of my Celtic grandparents! Although my parents and my sibs and I were born in Cuba, all my grandparents were from Galicia in Spain. Galicia is one of the Celtic nations.

My dad’s side was Roman, though. His family was from Puentedeume, a coastal village originally settled by the Romans. That side of the family can apparently trace its ancestors to those Roman conquerors.

My mom’s side of the family is Celtic, however, and from a small town near Orense in Spain. I have lots of green-eyed and red-haired cousins on that side of the family. I guess that’s where my mom and I got our green eyes!

This is a picture of my mom and my grandparents. The picture was taken in Cuba either right before or after a trip back to Galicia to visit family.
Mom&Abuelos

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

This Celt is in the last minute throes of prepping for the Liberty States Fiction Writers Conference on Saturday. If you’re in the Woodbridge, New Jersey area, please remember that the book fair is open to the public. The fair runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Now I’m sharing some photos with you of my Celtic nation: Galicia in the north of Spain.

Western most portion Finnesterre

Finisterre

Photo Credit: Maksim@en.wikipedia.com

Celtic Castle


Photo Credit: Alma@en.wikipedia.com

Spanish bagpipers


Photo Credit: Dario Alvarez@en.wikipedia.com

Puentedeume – My family’s paternal hometown


Photo Credit: Basilio@es.wikipedia.com

Orense – My family’s maternal hometown


Photo Credit: Victor Hermida Prada@es.wikipedia.com

Hope you enjoyed these photos! Have a great St. Patrick’s Day!