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    In the 1730's a Welshman came to America with

    10 sons. He was an ancestor of my father.
    JustmeinSeattle JustmeinSeattle 61-65, M 1 Response Sep 15, 2014

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    I'm actually an American

    but thought my ancestors came from Scotland. About five years ago found out they actually came from Wales. I'm very interested in learning more about Wales and,my ancestors.
    cda2331 cda2331 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 20, 2015

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    Yn ngeiriau Dafydd Iwan,

    "Dy ni yma o hyd!" And we are, after Romans and Normans ad Saxons, the Welsh are still here! Mae ein iaith dal yma. Our heritage is everywhere. We may not have tens of millions of people, but in the Millennium Stadium, on a Saturday afternoon, against the enemy (the English...
    rtlloyd98 rtlloyd98 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 2, 2014

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    Anyone else in North Wales?

    Not a lot of Americans even know our country exists from my experience. :P
    WaterWave WaterWave 16-17 5 Responses Feb 24, 2015

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    I'm not Welsh at all (1/2 English 1/2 South

    African) but I ticked the box because I have a question. me and my friends came over from England to visit Wales and we stayed in the Celtic Manor Resort, And my god Wales is such a beautiful country with great little towns and we really enjoyed ourselves apart from one major...
    TheMadHatteri TheMadHatteri 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 2, 2015

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    pardax pardax 13-15, M 3 Responses May 3, 2015

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    my name is Gareth Hyde I live in llanbradach

    56school st cf83 3le I love it here in llanbradach
    Garethhyde56cf833le Garethhyde56cf833le 46-50, M May 9, 2015

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    Nid dwi yn dda iawn am siarad cymraeg ond gall

    i fath o deipio. Efallai fi gael rhai geiriau o'i le, felly Im n chwith i'r bobl i sydd yn darllen hwn Lol ^_^
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 1, 2015

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    I live in North Wales.

    Have lived in Conwy and Llandudno, but now in Rhyl.
    pj1947 pj1947 66-70, M 5 Responses Jan 7

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    Its Such a Beautiful Place

    I live in North Wales, a small valley, a mountain behind the house, small river at the bottom, trees, wildlife, I am welsh by ancestry.  I never need to go on holiday, just look out the door each morning to see the world and breath deeply the fresh Welsh air...
    penmin penmin 51-55, F 21 Responses May 27, 2009

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    A Welsh Landscape

    To live in Wales is to be conscious At dusk of the spilled blood That went into the making of the wild sky, Dyeing the immaculate rivers In all their courses. It is to be aware, Above the noisy tractor And hum of the machine Of strife in the strung woods, Vibrant with sped...
    peza peza 51-55, M 9 Responses Oct 7, 2013

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    Born And Breed

    I was born in the heart of the welsh valleys and lived there for 20 years that makes me welsh born and breed all these people who say oh my parent is from wales or oh i can trace my blood line back to wales  i have to admit make me laugh in my opinion and call me narrow minded...
    XxBlackCat100xX XxBlackCat100xX 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 7, 2011

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    Raven Queen

    RAVENS  most intelligent of birds -  understanding natureRAVENS  most beautiful of birds - black - sultry - seductiveRAVENS  most spiritual of birds - chosen of God to feed ElijahRAVENS  most coquettish of birds - bright of eye - smooth of featherRAVENS  most regal of birds...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 21, 2011

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    I can trace my welsh heritage

    and ancestory back to middle ages,I couldn't be more welsh or prouder if I tried.....cymru am byth
    elmafudd76 elmafudd76 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2015

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    My maternal grandparents were from Wales.

    But I only have one branch of the family tree with Jones in it! Ha!
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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    I'm welsh but I live in America now,

    and I hate it so much. I lived for six years (the first six) in wales and I was the happiest kid alive. The more I go back to visit, the more I hope we'll move back. My dad and mum are thinking of moving back in June and I'm super excited.
    ShainaNichole ShainaNichole 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 30, 2014

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    curiousguy8905 curiousguy8905 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 23, 2015

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    I Wish I Could Speak Welsh

    im welsh but I cant speak much welsh at all and I really wish I could. I had a C in GCSE welsh. but I still cant only have the smallest conversation in welsh. I know the welsh anthem of course but really wish I was a fluent welsh speaker
    riahearne riahearne 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 11, 2013

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    My Grandmother

    I honestly know nothing of Wales outside of history books. My grandmother is of welsh descent but she adopted my grand father's culture fully, like a "good wife" This has always made me angry. I'm fully 1/4 welsh & that part is ignored simply because my grandmother...
    QuixoticKidEternity QuixoticKidEternity 31-35 3 Responses Feb 26, 2008

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    I'm welsh, I was born here

    and have lived here ever since, I speak welsh and go to a welsh school.
    lishylou123 lishylou123 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 28, 2014

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    Partial Return

    I am only a quarter Welsh, on my fathers side. I led a very nomadic life but twenty years ago I bought a house in South Wales and have lived there for longer than I ever stayed anywhere else. Over the last couple of years circumstances have caused me to spend most of my time in...
    Pratincole Pratincole 66-70, M Jul 31, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 25, 2015

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    I Love Holly !

    I love HOLLY  it is the most perfect of trees in Winter. On other trees even the mighty oak - leaves turn brown and drop off.  Holly leaves are the brightest green  and stay green all Winter.  The have the most beautiful red berries and the contrast of the "Holly Green" and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 21, 2011

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    I moved out of Porthmadog last year to go to

    school in Canada and oh do I miss it. I miss home, I miss being next to the water and the criccieth castle. I miss Gwynned. I miss my small house. I miss the ambiance of the town. I mean there were a lot of tourist but they they're pretty easy to ignore if you try hard enough...
    helpuslive helpuslive 18-21, F Dec 17, 2013

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    To be born welsh is to be be born privileged.

    Not with a silver spoon in your mouth, but with music in your blood and poetry in your soul.
    StarkTully StarkTully 18-21 Feb 15, 2014

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    1234cardiff 1234cardiff 51-55, M Apr 23, 2015

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    The only reason I know this is

    because my cousin became Miss N.C. and to participate in the Miss America pageant she had to pass a background check. Can't have any dissidents becoming Miss America can we? Well, we came to find out that one of our ancestors was some cat named John Bradshaw. He had to be an...
    jbeastley jbeastley 51-55, M Jan 30, 2014

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    Hi I'm from North Wales

    and would love to talk to people near me :-) Hope to hear from you soon!
    LordNolo LordNolo 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    I live in Carmarthenshire.

    We mostly speak Welsh.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I am. I live in Wales.

    My first language is Welsh. It's the language I use at home with my parents and my sisters. It's the language I use in school. It's the language I use in swimming club. I also speak English and I would never speak Welsh with someone who speaks English.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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    Siarad Cymraeg? All The Chuffing Way!

    Edrych Frank! mae grwp yma i pobol o Cymru.. chuffing marvellous Oes trafodaeth am lloft colomenod yma? neu cyfarwyddiadau i Pabell Len yn y Steddfod eleni? Dosbarth cynganeddu!!!!? I'm dead excited Frank ... rwyf wedi gwirioni yn llwyr, I've forgot where I put my orange...
    Sean8342 Sean8342 41-45, M 11 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I am not Welsh, not wholly,

    not really. I ticked a box and EP won't let me un tick it. It's not a shame thing, I am very proud of my Welsh heritage, I just don't think I can claim I am Welsh... 1/4 Welsh (Northern... ) 1/4 English 1/2 Australian (rooting from Scotland & England) Raised British/Australian...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 12, 2014

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    I lives in south wales looking

    for a girl to meet one day and become close friends
    masterjames118 masterjames118 18-21, M Nov 21, 2014

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    Bitter But Proud!

    We are a nation of passionate romantic hardworking human beings.  Our land and people have been raped for centuries by the English and other greedy foreign capitalists.    Bitter but Proud You’re the land that taught me to stand proud In our Celtic hearts we sing so...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 13 Responses Feb 21, 2008

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 26, 2015

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    elmafudd76 elmafudd76 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 19, 2015

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    Proud To Be Welsh...but Stop It With The Sheep Jokes!

    Well, I am Welsh-Scots-Native American...but my surname is Welsh. Anyway, I had a teacher who was Irish American (catholic school) who was very proud of his Irish heritage (and who wouldn't be? Ireland is awesome!) but he certainly favored Irish students over the others. Most...
    suileglasa19 suileglasa19 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 4, 2011

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    So proud of being Welsh,

    Cymru Am Byth!!!!!!!!!!!!
    catskane85 catskane85 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 15, 2014

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    I won't claim to have ever been to Wales.

    Pity because that is one of the things on my bucket list. The coasts, the hills, the legends, I can picture them clearly. Cymru am Byth. Sorry can't claim it, to busy being American by the grace of God. We've all got sayings like that. The Welsh have a proud heritage, culture...
    savoy2 savoy2 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 2, 2015

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    I'm Proud to Be Welsh!

    I am Welsh from my father-Wortham.  My brother is the quintessential "hairy Welshman," which makes him fun to tease...and so easy to pull hair anywhere!  My father's great grandfather, Hugh, came over and the family settled in Texas, where I was born and...
    hldtheshrooms hldtheshrooms 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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    I love being Welsh, and I am

    so proud of my beautiful country. It drives me bonkers when Wales isn't recognised independently for the glorious nation it is. I don't mind being British, but I'm Welsh first. Cymru am Byth
    CherryPutain CherryPutain 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    Part Welsh, actually.

    But I support the WRU because I played union rules at university. I hope Wales wins the Six Nations. To mix language, Go Cymru!
    HStoner HStoner 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 1, 2014

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