4 Feb 2008

MANIC MONDAY - BLUE


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My mother told me once that I have blue blood in my veines ! Of course I wanted to know why, as we didn't live in a castle but in a house and my parent's name wasn't very noble either. We didn't have a butler or a maid, only a cleaning woman who came once a week but she wasn't any Russian blue blooded girl either and her parents hadn't escaped the revolution.

The story was very simple. When my parents wanted to get married in 1942 they had to prove until 3 generations, that there was no juif in the family otherwise they couldn't get a marriage licence because of Mr. Hitler. So my mother had to dig in her ancestors past and discovered that her grandma had been an illegitimated child ! Can you imagine what that meant at that time ? Her great great grandma was born in 18 something and her grandma around 1880 and being illegitime at that time must have been just terrible. But apparently it hadn't been the case. Great Great Grandma was employed in a castle and was responsible for the laundry, counted bedsheets and underwear etc! Apparently she also was responsible to see how the underwear looked on the Count, because as a result was born a little blue blooded girl which became the mother of my grandma. Strangely the most important papers had disappeared apparently the Count didn't want people to know that he had another child besides the official once.

Of course I was very intrigued and wanted to see the castle in which I should have been born if my great great grandma hadn't married a simple teacher, my grandma a railway station employe and my mother my non blue blooded father. But still I can pretend that in my veines blue blood flows ! (although a lot deleted)

If my Great great grandma, my grandma and my mother hadn't spoiled my future by marrying these ordinary men I would live today in such a castle





and this picture would hang amongst my blue blooded ancestors !

and I could sign :


Lady Madame Gattina the Unique of St Fritz by Lustigstadt


15 comments:

Cheerio said...

Hmmm....what if? Your picture wouldn't be just hanging on the palace wall but you yourself would be pacing the palace floor too. Imagine if.....

Mariposa said...

My Lady Gattina...Happy Blue Manic Monday! ;)

OneLuvGurl said...

Interesting story!

Mine is here! Happy MM!

Villager said...

Happy MM! I truly enjoyed your story of family history exploration...

Please visit my Manic Monday:Blue post this week.

peace, Villager

Lifecruiser said...

So, the fact is that you have purple blood then? I mean isn't that what we get when mixing red with blue? *giggles*

Though it's a very beautiful castle, so it's a pity that you missed it ;-)

Sanni said...

There´d be a thousand cats living with you, right?

Das Schloss ist umwerfend... aber Du weißt ja: gutes personal ist schwer zu finden. Wär also viel Putzkram =)

Ian Thomas Healy said...

That's really interesting to know you have royalty in your ancestry. All the important parts have made it to you, though - the regal bearing. :)

Ian

Melli said...

Ohhhhhhh the SHAME of it all! I must say Gattina... you hit the nail right on the HEAD over at MY blog! Were it only an option, I SURELY would have chosen to sit and chat with you!!! I would have mostly done the listening, as you have FAR the better stories to tell! :)

Pamela said...

I thought you had some of that natural haughty look.
hee hee

the teach said...

The bigger horror (thanks to Mr. Hitler)was that your family had to check into their background to make sure there was no Jewish blood in their families - Awful!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What a cute story. True or not how fun. Have a great MM. :)

tegdirb92 said...

I love it Gattina...I've always regarded you as having blue blood, Lady Gattina :)

The Flying Monkeys said...

Come on over and check out my blue skies! Nice Monday BLUE!


HHAHAHAHA RUBBBBBBISH!

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

What an interesting tale. You could be related to that German crowd that are the Royal family of England you like to laugh at.LOL

Ivanhoe said...

What a great post!