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Date: 2007-06-06 23:16
Subject: A gift for my Father-in-Law
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I wanted a cross-stitch design that celebrates my father-in-law's Syrian heritage, but didn't have much luck when I searched the web. I found only two sites carrying Arabic designs, and both were religious (Muslim) in nature. My husband's family is said to be the oldest Christian family in the Middle East, having been converted by one of the apostles, but hopefully he'll appreciate this bookmark.

Khalil's Bookmark
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desert_rifka: peaceandflowers
User: desert_rifka
Date: 2007-06-07 06:10 (UTC)
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Very pretty even though I know nothing about Syrian history. Your family tree must be interesting to look at. Has anyone done it?
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User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2007-06-07 15:01 (UTC)
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It's even more interesting than you might guess. jebra is delighted that on his mother's side, his ancestors came over on the Mayflower -- while his father arrived on a 747.

But to answer your question, yes, the family tree was done, by someone from the part of the family that is now Portuguese:

The men are represented by the trunk and branches. The women are shown as leaves (since they drop off as they are wedded away from the family).
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User: jebra
Date: 2007-06-07 23:59 (UTC)
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Just for the record, I think it was a 707 that dad came over on. It might have been a Lockheed Tri-Star or a DC-7 ... something in that class. Also, tha branch of the the family speaks Portuguese, but they're Brazilian.
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