I had a whole genealogical
database set up, with crosslinks and all those kind of things (that
is, it was the software - called Heredis
- which did all the work, cause I would sure as hell have been unable
to do it myself), but it was so dull... Finally I think that an
ancestors' gallery will do just as fine!
First, here is my grand-father boasting quite a moustache...
Fernand Carissimo (1877-1956)
Then his own father. I hate
to say it, but his moustache was much more ordinary...
Florent-Ignace Carissimo (1839-1919)
Apparently, the generation
before was not so fond of moustaches, but one must say that my
great-great grand-father whiskers were not so bad!
Henri-Alphonse Carissimo (1813-1894)
As for their wives, they
sure didn't seem in the mood to play The Merry Wives of Windsor...
Marie Delattre (1885-1934)
Julie du Mortier (1847-1903)
Julie Bertrand (1813-1874)
Getting back a bit
farther in time, following paths so winding and twisting you'll
wonder what they are for the rest of your life, one stumbles on the
man pictured on this seal :
Louis IV of Bavaria (1287-1347)
As well as his second wive,
Margaret of Holland, great-grand-daughter of this man :
Philip III of France "the Bold" (1245-1285)
Whose dad and mom were
(you'll notice the lady's nice fancy hat):
Louis IX of France, aka Saint Louis (1214-1270) and Margaret of