Friday, February 4, 2011


Since I was born during the year of the bunny in Chinese astrology, I was more than a little excited when I learned that 2011 would also be a year of the rabbit.  I knew my mother was a bunny too but I hadn't realized the line didn't end there:

Bunny 1: Me

Bunny 2: My mom
Bunny 3: My mom's mom

Bunny 4: My mom's mom's mom
(Georgiana Wellons, b. 1891)

That's four generations of bunny ladies!  Other bunnies in my family tree include my paternal grandfather, his father (Joseph James Allen, b. 1891) and my paternal grandfather's maternal grandmother (Mary Stokes, b. 1867).  If you're curious which years were years of the rabbit, just remember that it is every twelve years (that is the case with any animal year in the Chinese zodiac) so 2011, 1999, 1987, 1975, 1963, 1951, 1939, 1927, 1915, 1903, 1891, 1879, 1867, 1855, etc. are rabbit years.

Gung Hay Fat Choy, Everybody!

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