Cluedo Board

In Fun
Relationship: Child of im/migrant

My dad’s side of the family comes from England and Ireland. My grandfather lived in Ireland throughout his childhood and then migrated to England, and had my dad there. My dad then immigrated to the U.S. in the year 2000 to start a family with my mom. My grandfather had had the Cluedo board game for years, bringing it from Ireland to England. When my dad was living in England, he received the game as a Christmas gift when he was a child. The board game has traveled many places with my dad’s side of the family. It is worn and old, and there are scraps of paper with notes about the game inside of the box from past years. It’s important to me because my dad has had it since he was little, and I feel that it represents a part of my history and ancestors, and tells the story of my dad’s family and how they immigrated and migrated from England and Ireland. While the board game is not very valuable, it holds sentimental value in my family. We have played the game many times with friends and family on holidays and it is a way for us to have fun and bring the family together. It represents where my dad’s family comes from, his identity, and the English and Irish side of me.

Place(s): England, Ireland, American
Year: 2000

– Emma Cahill

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