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Old Apr 24, '05, 4:44 pm
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Default Closet German-Americans let's brag!

Our Holy German Shepherd Papa Bennedict XVI has finally given me reason to brag "I'm a German American". I've never felt German even though my mother was 5th generation pure German. I always felt my father's Irish side of the family was the one to identify with because everybody knows Irish are Catholic. Now I can come out of the closet. I'm German and I'm proud. Any other closet German-Americans who would like to celebrate? The Polish had their time to brag......and they deserved it. Our time is finally here!!
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Old Apr 24, '05, 4:53 pm
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Default Re: Closet German-Americans let's brag!

Two of my mom's grandmothers were 100% Deutsch. As for nationalities, I usually identify with my dad's 100% Polish roots.

So, in a way, my heritage is still represented in the Papal apartment.
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Old Apr 24, '05, 4:57 pm
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Default Me too. I'm German and Polish.

I do like the term "German Shephard."
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Old Apr 24, '05, 6:13 pm
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My German wife has yet to quit bragging.

She came into the Church at the Easter Vigil (praise God!), and has yet to stop associating her becoming Catholic with a German becoming Pope hehe.

Mostly it consists of her saying "You're Italian and didn't get a Pope, nyah nyah nyah," or something like that
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Old Apr 24, '05, 6:16 pm
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Congratulations Thekla and JW10631

Some people know how to pick their parents!!

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Old Apr 24, '05, 6:28 pm
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Three cheers for Mrs. CatholicMateo!!! My 100% Irish husband may have been attracted to me because I was half Irish but now he is has a whole new respect for my German heritage and I am loving it!
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Old Apr 24, '05, 6:34 pm
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I, too am German. Well, just a 1/4 German; but this German will celebrate big time for our new German Shepherd, Pope Benedict XVl. Where's the beer?
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Default Re: Closet German-Americans let's brag!

I am half German also but as Ally has written, the Irish side got all the press. Now, my son is really a "closet" German as his father was Black so no would ever guess that he is part German and that he actually is studying the language!
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About 90% German
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Old Apr 24, '05, 9:02 pm
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Well I just wanted to give you all a big . As I am both Polish and German, I get to lay claim to John Paul II as well as Benedict XVI
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Default Re: Closet German-Americans let's brag!

Well, from my mother, I'm 1/2 Pennsylvania German (my dad only is a drop of German), so I'm all giddy about having a German Shepherd. So, bring out the Saurkraut and knaukwrust, the Lebonan bologna ( a Penn. German delight), and beir and celebrate our German Papa!
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Ach, ich bin nicht deutsch. Aber ich kann ein bisschen Deutsch sprechen und mein Mann ist ein halb osterreicher.
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Old Apr 24, '05, 9:44 pm
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Um, I'm a little bit German. haha. I usually just describe myself as half Filipino, half Irish... but I know that two or three generations back on my Irish side, I have either a German great grandfather or grandmother...
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Default Re: Closet German-Americans let's brag!

With a complete German name, the last name of Unterzuber, I am proud to be a German..also some Irish..close to 50%..but still..German!!!


Go get 'em Pope Benny!

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My dad's 100% German, even though I'm adopted I still consider myself 50% German.
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