Sunday, January 27, 2008

Cousin Tom

Thomas is a big name in my family. It was my Dad's middle name, and is the middle name of two teenage nephews. I have a brother Thomas (Thomas More; he's a lawyer), an Uncle Tommy and a long-departed Great-Uncle Tom. But only this year did I learn that I have a cousin Thomas. A third cousin, to be exact. Thirty-eight times removed, to be even more specific. That takes me all the way back to...the 13th Century. (Genealogy is an amazing thing.)


harv681 said...

Good to have friends (and relatives) in high places!

Anonymous said...

You mean you're actually related to St. Thomas Aquinas?

Anonymous said...

Amazing tracking. Who did all of that research of your family? I hope that St. Thomas is as proud of you as you are of him. spqr