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Re: Away for a while

From:Danny Wier <dawiertx@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 8, 2004, 18:09
From: "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...>

> I'm afraid that I'll be going no-mail for the next few weeks as > my family and I will be visiting Northern France in part to see > the tiny town of Ver-sur-mer in Normandy whence my remote ancestors > left around a thousand years ago. ("Ver" is cognate to "Wier", > and all the Wiers of Scotland are said to have left from there after > the Conquest and travelled to Scotland via England.) If anyone wants > to email me, I just might have access to some internet rightpondianlike, > but I'll be busy. When I get back, I'd like to post some musings I've > entertained about an animacy hierarchy and C'ali wordorder.
Why be afraid? You'll like France... ;) My dad was there earlier this year. Don't know if he ever heard of Ver-sur-mer though. And his last name is Wier, obviously. (The Wiers/Weirs, or Mac Mhaoirs rather, progressed from Ireland to Scotland to England to France, or to Texas for some of us.) Anyway, bon voyage!