My maternal heritage is Irish and English. I believe that there is likely a mix of Scottish in there somewhere further back too. My maternal grandparents, and great-grandparents, came to Canada from the United Kingdom and Ireland. A story which was often told to me as a young boy, was a story of one of my great-grandmothers. Her and her family were saving money to come to Canada. They wanted to sail on a certain, likely well advertised, famous ship during it’s maiden voyage. By fate they were unable to get the tickets in time. Initially they were very upset. They ended up having to sail on the next available ship rather than the RMS Titanic. Like many of us, she didn’t get what she originally wanted, but perhaps she got something better.