Wearing the Plaid

My maternal grandmother’s birth name was Aiken. I looked at the Scottish Register of Tartans and found several for the Gordon clan (of which the Aiken family is a part).  Here is the 1790’s version:

A Gordon Clan Tartan

I wish I had something even remotely like it to wear — but my only plaids are w-a-y off! 

Still, Tomorrow is “Tartan Tuesday” so I’ll wear what I’ve got and keep my eyes open for something a little more authentic.  I’ve spent most of my life being aware of the Italian side of my background, it’s fun to be able to celebrate the Scottish heritage too.   

Next — some wooden shoes to celebrate the Dutch?


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