Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Who's In Your Family Tree?

Christy has been working on our family tree, and this is something that the internet has really helped facilitate. She has made it all the way back to the third century in only a couple of weeks! There have been a few interesting finds in her research, but I want to share one of these in particular here today.

Many if not most of you know that I have developed a strong appreciation of craft brewed beer over the last 10 years or so. As it turns out, it's in my blood. My Dad's ancestors in the late sixth century find their way back to Saint Arnulf, Bishop of Metz. The name Arnulf translates to Arnold, and this Saint Arnold is the same one whose name is on beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Ben and I have been down to Houston twice to tour the brewery over the years, but we had no idea.

Small world, huh? Now if I can just figure out how to parlay this into free beer somehow...

Until next time...
PH

2 comments:

ASC said...

No WAY.....That is a little too convenient, but way too cool. You need to tell Brock that "you're a relative"....maybe he'll hook you up with St. Arnold for life?

You can't mention St. Arnold without thinking of the brewery tour day trip that ended up being an overnight stay....we will never forget.... :-)

Vicki Gupton said...

After looking at the Berkley Castle website, and I think you get your taste for beer from both sides of the family! You'll want to see the beer cellar when you go there . Mom.