We were in Florida a number of years ago for the American wedding reception of our daughter Laura and her husband Scott. It was held a number of months after they were married and we had not yet met many of Scott’s extended family.
My parents attended with us and during the reception we met oh so many people. As we were introduced to someone or they introduced themselves to us each would explain how we were related to or knew Scott.
Scott’s grandmother introduced herself to my mother and said, “Hi, I am Scott’s grandma”
My mother replied, “Hi, I am Scottish on my mothers side, but on my father’s side I am Irish”
Scott’s grandmother smiled politely and then went to find someone else to talk to.