Thursday, 17 January 2013

Diving Into the Gene Pool

I've bought a new makeup mirror.  You know the kind that magnifies A LOT!  Needless to say, this has lead to some dramatic revelations.  For example, I have a freckle on my cheek that looks exactly like the one I remember on my Grandma Selph's face.  I didn't realize freckles could be inherited like the family silver.  Not that my family had silver to inherit but you know what I mean.


  Magnifying mirrors play tricks with your eyes.   Since you can only see a small portion of your face at a time, you get a distorted image of what you really look like.  I can see my Mom's cheeks, my Dad's mouth, a bit of Mom's mad hair.  There is a weird combination of both noses, one side slightly upturned like Mom's and one side that resembles Dad's.  I should probably get that fixed!  

   And there is something about my eyes, like my nose, they are a combination of both.  Mom's eyes were dark, dark brown that flashed with mischief and sometimes anger.  Daddy's eyes were a piercing grey-blue.  When he fixed you with that steady gaze you stayed fixed! My eyes are GREEN and betray every thought in my head.  

   When we are young, we pray that we don't turn into our parents.  Now that I am older and have a new magnifying mirror, I can see that I haven't... well, not completely.  Who knew buying a new mirror would be like diving into the gene pool!

   

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  1. These things happen to me when I meet old friends of my parents. Either they knew my mother, when she was young ("you can't deny being her daugther..") or they knew my father ("hey, you are completely your father!"). So I think, yes, something of both that is ME.

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    1. When I was little and did something naughty my mother would say 'You are JUST like your father!' If I was naughty with my dad he would say 'There is only 20 years difference between you and your mother!' : )

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  2. All I can say, Deb, is regardless of the gene pool, you turned out to be very special. Kevin and Jena think Jessica strongly resembles you. Those genes have traveled to another generation. Marion

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    1. Like all of us, Jess and Sara are a wonderful combination of both parents. I have always felt that Jess and I were very much alike but I see Jena in her too. I think our girls got the best of both families!

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