Daisy's relatives Sept 6, 2018 4:09:05 GMT
Post by Matilda on Sept 6, 2018 4:09:05 GMT
I just read the story Op zoek naar een dagboek from Katrien 2006-01. This is not much of a story, but it has the distinction of showing us the origin of Daisy's diary (at least, her first one)--she is given a diary by her grandmother. Unfortunately, from my POV, this character is apparently supposed to be a younger version of Grandma Duck, sigh. (I prefer to believe that Daisy is not a blood relative of Donald's.) She's wearing the GD shoes and a similar outfit, just short-sleeved. Her hair is done up in Princess Leia-style earmuff-buns! I think the hair makes her look enough different that I personally choose to see her as a different person, Daisy's grandmother who is no relation to Donald. I do like the thought of Daisy getting her first diary from her grandmother. And I like having a visual of Daisy's grandma. She's not given any name here but "Oma," so I feel free to decide whether she's Daisy's mother's or father's mother.
What other relatives of Daisy do we know of? April, May and June. Daisy's sister, AMJ's mother, and presumably the sister's husband, AMJ's father, who (some of us believe) has a last name other than "Duck." (We established on another thread that in English AMJ have not apparently been officially assigned any last name.) Daisy's Aunt Drusilla, from Barks' "The Not-so-Ancient Mariner". I would look at Scrooge MacDuck's tree, but since he gloms the families together it won't tell me which relatives belong to Daisy as distinct from Donald. Daisy's had other aunts, hasn't she? And Daisy's parents have been seen in the form of framed photos, right?
In the Dutch Katrien, and even in some old American stories (Bob Gregory's Birthday Bunglers, for instance), AMJ live with Daisy, paralleling Donald & HDL all too exactly. However, I stick with the original Barksian view that they live with their parents, and just sometimes visit Daisy. In my headcanon, Daisy's sister's family often spends the holidays visiting her husband's family of origin who live some distance away; this explains for me why Daisy is often a participant in the holiday events of Donald's family and doesn't seem to celebrate Christmas with her own family of origin.
In Marconi's il tempo delle mele, I believe that the girl whom nephew #2 (Quo=Dewey?) falls in love with is a niece of Daisy's who is not one of AMJ. "Paperella" in Italian, "Polly" in Norwegian (to go with Daisy's Norwegian name, Dolly). Does that story say anything more specific than that she is Daisy's niece? Probably not.