Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The Max Coat of Arms

I just opened an email from a distant cousin – one of my eccentric relatives who is involved in tracing our family history. Her email inspired me to read about the town in the Brest region of Belarus (formerly part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth) where one branch of the Max family lived for a while before going to The Amerika.

The town is called Pruzhany (Пружаны). Today I discovered that Pruzhany has its own coat of arms, which I have decided to adopt as my own. I mean, it’s a snake wearing a crown and swallowing a baby – how perfect is that?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Baby? I thought it was a naked Bob Ross of PBS's Joy of Painting fame.

P.S. Hehehehe you said Brest