Lord of Blackwood

posted Feb 15, 2013, 12:01 PM by Jeremy Fowler-Lindemulder   [ updated Feb 15, 2013, 12:59 PM ]
Blackwood Coat of Arms
For Christmas, Karen received a title for a square foot of land in Castle Dunans in Scotland. The gimmick in the title is that it's supposed to confer the title of Lady of Dunans Castle by way of land ownership. It's a silly gimmick, but it tickles our funny bones.

So, for Valentines Day, she bought me a similar plot of land in Loch Woods of the Blackwood estate, similarly conferring to me the title of Lord of Blackwood (and I suppose the title of Lady to her once again by marriage).

Now, supposedly this confers upon me the privilege of displaying the Blackwood Arms as well as the tartan. (Although, I see from the web site that the arms has been replaced by a seal. So, I think there may have been some issues back home.) I'm not sure exactly what I think of that yet, because I infer that I'm supposed to wear a kilt. I already have a tartan that I can wear, but it's aweful ugly, and I'm just not that into kilts. (Coincidentally, even though we are not related, I share the same paternal Birth Surname as Leghorn the Piper, and I have the same maternal clan tartan).

The money spent on these "titles"evidently goes toward conservation efforts, so there is some good that came out of it... I don't think I will be changing my passport any time soon (or my personal checks either), but you may now refer to my by my rightful store bought title (if it tickles your funny bone to do so).