Every time I hear James Earl Jones announce “we got the meats,” I die a little inside. Such a waste of a magnificent voice, it sounds more like the mating cry of illiterate food addicts.
My daughter recently shared this with me, I assume so that I can make us stroopwafels instead of buying them. I will continue to buy them until one of you people make me some. http://youtu.be/7oB50N96Ce4
Years ago, my genealogy research revealed that my father wasn’t just of Dutch lineage, but was actually also heavily Frisian. I had no idea what that meant at the time, and as I learned I frankly became interested in the topic, adopting the Frisian pride that other people from Fryslân. Many people I know who think they are German American or Dutch American, or even to a smaller extent Belgian American, French American or even Scottish American…are also, in part, Frisian. These people have a LONG proud history (Tacitus wrote of them), predating the Roman empire; their language is believed to be the root language upon which the English language was built. We’ve begun a Facebook group that I hope you’ll explore, read and contribute to, as we attempt to teach the descendants of the generations who came to America’s shores and built this country, may not have been quite whom you thought they were.