National Tartan Day!

Tomorrow is National Tartan Day! It’s only been in the last 6 years that I’ve even had a tartan! Okay, I don’t actually own any tartan, but my adopted family is Irish/Native American, so we didn’t have one. Then, in 2005 I had some DNA testing done and found out that my family traces back to Norway, and, after more research on the databases (of people I matched DNA with) and the DNA forums, I found that my family name is probably Gillespie. The Gillespies don’t have a “Clan” of their own, but we have a clan affiliation with Clan MacPherson (apparently my ancestors mowed the grass on their ancestor’s golf course, so they let us have some perks), and thus this is our tartan as well:

MacPherson Tartan - Red Muted

There are several different tartans for each clan, for different occasions, but this is the one I liked best.

But anyway: I have a tartan! Happy Tartan Day!

2 Responses to “National Tartan Day!”

  1. RennyBA Says:

    Hi Mark, long time no see! How great to haer that you?e found your anchers – from Norway! Remember to come and visit when you deside to go to Norway and dig closer into it!

    Happy Tartan DAy!

  2. RennyBA Says:

    Hi Mark, long time no see! How great to haer that you have found your anchers – from Norway! Remember to come and visit when you deside to go to Norway and dig closer into it!

    Happy Tartan DAy!

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