Culture

This Was Water

My momma has drunk water in years, and David Foster Wallace died of suicide.

There were these two young fish swimming along, and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says,

“Morning, boys, how’s the water?”

And the two young fish swim on for a bit, and then eventually one of them looks over at the other and goes,

“What the hell is water?”

“The point of the fish story is merely that the most obvious, important realities are often the ones that are hardest to see and talk about. Stated as an English sentence, of course, this is just a banal platitude, but the fact is that in the day to day trenches of adult existence, banal platitudes can have a life or death importance…”

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Ancestry

Family Tree: King David

This family tree line uses the same bloodline as Queen Elizabeth; see The Irish Prince and the Hebrew Prophet.

David “King of Judah” Ben Jesse (1085 – 1015) is your 102nd great grandfather.

  1. David “King of Judah” Ben Jesse (1085 – 1015)
  2. King Solomon Ben “Judah” David (1033 – 975)
  3. Rehoboam “King of Judah” Ben Solomon (971 – 913)
  4. Abijah Abijam “King of Judah” Ben Rehoboam (957 – 955)
  5. Asa “King of Judah” Ben Abijah ha-David (924 – 870)
  6. Jehosaphat “King of Judah” ben Asa ha-David (908 – 848)
  7. Jehoram Ben Jehosaphat ha-David (889 – 885)
  8. Ahaziah ben Jehoram ha-David King of Judah (906 – 884)
  9. Joash ben Ahaziah ha-David King of Judah (885 – 839)
  10. Amaziah ben Joash ha-David King of Judah (864 – 810)
  11. Uzziah Azariah ben Amaziah King of Judah ha-David (826 – 758)
  12. Jotham ben Uzziah ha-David King of Judah
  13. Ahaz ben Jotham King of Judah ha-David (787 – 726)
  14. Hezekiah ben Ahaz King of Judah ha-David (751 – 698)
  15. Manasseh ben Hezekiah King of Judah ha-David
  16. Amon ben Manasseh King of Judah ha-David (664 – 642)
  17. Josiah ben Amon King of Judah ha-David (648 – 610)
  18. Zedekiah Mattaniah ben Josiah Judah King of Judah (618 – 586)
  19. Tea Tephi bint Zedekiah Judah (580 – )
  20. Giallchadh mac Oilioll Olchaoin King of Ireland (561 – 552)
  21. Nuadhat I Fionnfoil mac Giallchadh (540 – 527)
  22. Áedan Aodham Glas King of Ireland
  23. Siomon Breac mac Aodhan Glas (483 – 477)
  24. Muireadhach I Bolgrach mac Siomon (469 – 468)
  25. Fiacha Tolgrach Heremon
  26. Duach II Ladhgrach mac Fiachadh Tolgrach (381 – 371)
  27. Eochaidh Buadhach
  28. Úgaine Mór King of Ireland (330 – 300)
  29. Cobthach Cóel Breg King of Ireland
  30. Meilge Molbthach King of Ireland
  31. Irereo Fáthach King of Ireland
  32. Connla Cáem Cruaidchelgach King of Ireland
  33. Ailill Caisfiaclach King of Ireland
  34. Eochaid Ailtlethan Foltlethan King of Ireland
  35. Óengus Tuirmech Temrach King of Ireland
  36. Énna Aignech
  37. Labehra Labhra Suire Lorc
  38. Blathucha Blathacht
  39. Easamasn Easmhna Easamhun Ruadh
  40. Roighnen Ruadh (Rorzhmen)
  41. Feneogha Finnlogha
  42. Finn (Fian)
  43. Eochu Eochaid Feidlech High King of Ireland
  44. Lugaid Riab nDerg High King of Ireland
  45. Crimthann Nia Náir High King of Ireland
  46. Feradach Finnfechtnach High King of Ireland
  47. Fíachu Finnolach High King of Ireland
  48. Túathal Techtmar High King of Ireland
  49. Fedlimid Rechtmar High King of Ireland
  50. Conn Cétchathach “of the Hundred Battles” High King of Ireland
  51. Art Óenfer mac Cuinn High King of Ireland
  52. Cormac mac Airt ua Cuinn King of Ireland
  53. Cairbre Lifechair King of Ireland
  54. Fiacha Sraibhtine King of Ireland
  55. Muiredach Tirech King of Ireland
  56. Eochaid Mugmedón King of Ireland ( – 362)
  57. Niall Noígíallach “Niall of the Nine Hostages” King of Ireland (368 – 450)
  58. Eoghan Foghan Owen mac Néill King of Ireland, King of Tír Eoghain, and Prince of Inis Eoghain ( – 465)
  59. Eirc (or Muredach) King of Dalriada in Ireland (363 – )
  60. Fergus Mór King of Dalradia in Argyleshire (389 – )
  61. Domangart Réti mac Ferguso King of Dalriada in Argyleshire (415 – 505)
  62. Gabrán mac Domangairt “the Treacherous”, King of Dalriada (446 – 560)
  63. Áedán mac Gabráin King of Dalriada (477 – 606)
  64. Eochaid (or Eochu, or Eochaidh) I Buidhe King of Dalriada and the Picts (448 – )
  65. Domnall Brecc (Dongart) King of Scotland and Dalriada (600 – 673)
  66. Dongart (Eugene VI) Macdomnail Domongart Scotland (630 – 692)
  67. Eochaid II (Findon) of Scotland King of Dalriada (660 – 692)
  68. Eochaid III King of Scotland and Dalriada (695 – 721)
  69. Aodh Hugh (Aed Find) Fionn “the White”, King of Scotland and Dalriada (725 – 778)
  70. Eochaid Achaius IV King Of The Scots “The Poisonous” (747 – 819)
  71. Alpin mac Echdach Kintyre King of Dal Riata (778 – 834)
  72. Kenneth Kinet I Mac Alpin King Of The Scots (810 – 858)
  73. Constantine I King Of The Scots (836 – 877)
  74. Donald II Dasachtach King Of The Scots (862 – 900)
  75. Malcolm I King Of The Scots ( – 954)
  76. Kenneth II King Of The Scots ( – 995)
  77. Malcolm II Mac Kenneth King Of The Scots (970 – 1034)
  78. Doda De Falaise (980 – 1003)
  79. Harlette Herleva De Falaisse (1003 – 1050)
  80. Adelaide Adeliza of Normandy (1030 – 1090)
  81. Stephen Blois Champagne Holderness d’Aumale (1070 – 1127)
  82. Ada d’Aumale (1115 – 1183)
  83. Walter IV Tyrrell Sir Knight (1139 – 1171)
  84. Walter Thomas Tyrrell (1384 – 1406)
  85. Walter Tyrrell (1350 – )
  86. John Tyrrell Sir (1382 – 1437)
  87. William Tyrrell Esq. of Gipping in Suffolk, Sir, Sheriff of Norfolk & Suffolk (1418 – 1471)
  88. Dorothy Tyrrell (1459 – 1491)
  89. Margaret Boteler (1490 – 1520)
  90. Elizabeth Harmon Payne (1510 – 1585)
  91. Dorothy Margerie Leonard (1527 – 1611)
  92. Robert Calvert (1557 – 1645)
  93. Anne Marie Calvert (1603 – 1646)
  94. Thomas Beall (1631 – 1707)
  95. Elizabeth Beall (1660 – 1764)
  96. Elizabeth Dryden (1720 – 1770)
  97. Elijah Moore (1753 – 1835)
  98. Christiana Moore (1786 – 1866)
  99. Anna Carter (1805 – 1838)
  100. Robert Niblick (1824 – )
  101. George Willick Niblick (1860 – 1949)
  102. Rufus Clarence Niblick (1899 – 1962)
  103. Roger Dale Niblick (1928 – 2011)
  104. Matthew Raymond Niblick (1958 – 1983)
  105. Angela Marié Niblick Baxley Glass
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