I had to submit some trivia info about myself for a contest at work to help employees get to know each other.
I figured I would post it here.
I have a bit of gypsy in my genes or a permanent case of the travel bug.
My great grandmother on my mother’s side was rescued as a baby from the “Trail of Tears” by traveling gypsies and grew up with a family near La Broquerie MB.
I am Métis and have at least 6 Metis scrips in my known ancestry from my mother’s side. I was born Kevin Pitt and my name was changed when I was about 5 to Kevin Pitt Yaworski (a couple of years after my mother remarried).
I have lived in 1 town, 5 Cities, on a large island, 2 continents and have visited at least 15 Countries, 9 Provinces, 18 states, and more cities and towns than I can remember.
- Near Richer MB, WPG, CAL, LON UK, Brisbane & Sydney AUS
- At least MB, SK, AB, BC, ON, QC, NB, NS and PEI
- At least: MA, NY, NJ, FL, CA, TX, OR, WA, ND, SD, MI, IO, CO, MO, WY, VT, WI, HA
- At least US, UK (England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland), Ireland, Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, Cyprus, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Liechtenstein
Sir William Pitt was a past prime minister in England and maybe a distant relative on my father’s side. We saw a statue of him in Edinburgh Scotland when we were there. Apparently he did lots of good but unfortunately the term “Day Light Robbery” was coined sometime after his father introduced a window tax in at least England, Wales & Scotland and many bricked or boarded their windows up in protest or couldn’t afford to pay.