Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Ivan was not surprised by the election results, but he and many of the people of the Finn Valley in Donegal, were obviously very disappointed none the less. A lot of the current research I am doing on the McCains is focused in Donegal. As I gather more and more data it appears that east Donegal is very likely the original ole sod of the McCains. They certainly were there in numbers earlier than I can find them in northwest Antrim. Just another surprise in my long odyssey of finding the McCains. Ivan was in touch with John McCain's people this summer.
Barry R McCain (i.e. Barra)
One of the interesting aspects of our McCain Clan is we sent immigrants from
Keith is a descendant of William John McKain (1760-1827) who arrived in
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Barra, wearing his official wizard's hat on the Square in Oxford, Mississippi
My younger son Conar.... Conar the Viking on Halloween night that is.
Donovan and I enjoying a pint... Donovan got his free, he walked into the pub, went up to the barman and said, 'Trick or Treat,' and held up his functioning drinking horn, the barman filled it with Samuel Adams ale, not bad.
Our family really enjoys Halloween as you can tell. Oxford is a nice place as the Square becomes full of people, many in costume, the pubs all open their doors so you hear music and people laughing and talking, and the weather last night was perfect, cool and crisp with a crescent moon in the sky. Fall in Mississippi is absolutely beautiful.
Barry R McCain