Antonio, Ramón & A Mystery Ancestor & Her ViolinWednesday, November 21, 2012
My grandfather Don Tirso de Irureta Goyena had two half-brothers, Antonio and Ramón de Irureta Goyena. My grandmother used to tell me when I was a young boy (when I was very blonde) that I had inherited my blond hair from Antonio. I was too young and too stupid to find out anything more about my doppelgänger so whatever happened to him is now lost. But recently I found this picture, in my mother’s family album. She did not identify it and it is loose. It is a photograph of a little girl with a violin. I look quite a bit like her. I wonder who she was?