Who Are Your People? Find out in eight easy steps.
By Mary Moss. When growing up, this was one of the most often heard questions coming from the generations above. I can remember not having a good answer for it. I didn’t have “people” that I thought were description-worthy. Frankly, I had no idea who “my people” were: they were just a sister, grandparents and some distant cousins, so why did people keep asking me “who were my people”? A few times I answered “Criminals who came over from Ireland” to much laughter. As it turns out, once I got older and more comfortable with this question, I realized that those asking just wanted to know more about me; the question was not meant to be intrusive but a friendly colloquialism that invited conversation and connection. In a nostalgic moment now and then, I wish I knew my [...]