Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Mother's Day To My Little 2d Class Relic
Mrs. Caveman, that is

Here's a pic of me and the House Sergeant Major that was taken about 30 pounds ago. Oh... we don't measure time chronologically anymore, it's in pounds. "Remember when we were a couple of skinny kids when we first dated... about 45 pounds ago? Yes, dear.

Those of you who are rapidly approaching 50 know exactly what I'm talking about.

Anyhow, my better half is big into genealogy. She recently verified from multiple sources her lineage. Turns out that someone WAAAAAAAAY back in Meddy Old England was minor royalty. And there's no bigger group of inbreds like the Royal Houses of Europe. And they kept family records like it was nobody's business. So it turns out that if you're related to one, you're related to all.

So it turns out that my sweetie is a direct descendant of;

St. Begga of Landen

St. Arnulf, Bishop of Metz

St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland

Bl. Charlemagne, King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor

What a lucky guy I am. I get to kiss a Holy Relic every day!

9 Comments:

Blogger Mac McLernon said...

Hey, Cavey... tough as you are, it's not wise (or polite) to refer to any woman (especially not your wife) as a relic...!
;-)

(Might I respectfully suggest "saint," "paragon of virtue" or "treasure" as safer alternatives... I'd hate to see you get hurt!)

9:13 AM  
Blogger Rick Lugari said...

Nice post, Caveman. I'm sure the Mrs. appreciates it, but don't ya think that maybe...just maybe...referring to her as a relic would be counterproductive? I know it would get me in deep poo-poo... Anyway, a Happy Mother's Day to her. ;)

10:41 AM  
Blogger Fidei Defensor said...

Interesting stuff, not to rain on the parade in the least however, with the exceptions of a few people in Ireland, I have heard that nearly every person of Europe decent in the world is related to Charlemagne and Charles "The Hammer" Martel, pretty cool eh?

2:36 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Mac and Rick,
She a Relic... not a relic! *evil grin*

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FD,
I've heard pretty much the same thing. But it was something like 1 out of every 4. Either way, he's got a WHOLE BUNCHA descendants runnin' around.

4:14 PM  
Blogger Al said...

So, now are you going to get a gold reliquary to put her in? Something that will look good with the pedisatal you should already have her on.

& doesn't the Church have certain requirements for lay people having relics in their possession?

After meeting the granddaughter of a canonized saint & knowing some people who had touched Mother Teresa of Calcutta I came up with some conclusions that apply to this situation.

Since Mrs. VSC has DNA of those saints that makes her a 1st-class relic (that ought to quell some of the above concerns expressed by others at your having called her a relic).

A 3rd-class relic is something that has been touched to the body of the saint or a reliquary. That would make Mr. VSC a 3rd-class relic (maybe, if you stretch the rules, even a 2nd-class relic). & any of her biological offspring are also 1st-class relics.

We won't even go into the fact that this also makes everything you own a relic of some sort also.

;)

12:48 AM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

Sheesh Al, can't I just stick with calling her "my little Holy Relic"?

:-)

4:20 PM  
Blogger Al said...

Not if you want to remainin good standinag as a "Catholic" Caveman. As I said, the rules require 1st & 2nd class relics to be treated in a certain way.

Of course, as far as any offspring go I see nothing in the rules that prevents you from disciplining them despite their relic status.

; )


Seriously,My point was that yes, you can till keep calling her your "little Holy Relic". & the reliquary point was not so much a have to as a way to say to her "Gee, you are so special that if I could I would . . . . (do the above). It was just a way to enable you to get in good with her without having to actually do something. Just trying to help.

: )

11:16 PM  
Blogger Vir Speluncae Catholicus said...

LOL!! I'm with ya, Al!

6:18 AM  
Blogger Joseph said...

That must be neat. I don't even know who my grandfathers were.

6:15 PM  

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