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From: "Beverly Cowles" <>
Subject: Re: Wearing Tartan
Date: Thu, 4 Feb 1999 23:42:54 -0500

What tartan does one wear if a MONTGOMERY or HARPER.
I also have RUSSELL and WHEELER ancestors. I'm really
as looking up Scottish tartans does not give me either of
those names?
-----Original Message-----
From: Verne R. Horton <>
Date: Thursday, February 04, 1999 1:42 PM
Subject: Wearing Tartan

:Dick Hudson wrote:
:"I have heard it said that one may choose to follow a chief
without the
:ancestral heritage. That, however, does seem a bit silly
to me. Also,
:the idea of "following a chief" is a bit far fetched in
this day and
:age. One might readily ask a Sutherland clansman if he
wishes to follow
:his chief back to the water's edge from which his kinfolk
were evicted.
:In truth, it's all in fun now. This is particularly the
case here in
:the US."
:Actually the term I've most often heard was pledging
"filial allegance" to
:the Clan Chief. Well, Webster defines "filial" as, "as
from a son or
:daughter"...and you know
:what that gets ya these days! <g>
:Regards - Verne

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