Genetic Traditions

Probably a silly title as genetics can only be by tradition. Hmm now I wonder if that makes sense at all. But I know what I mean.

This is the time of year we talk a lot about tradition and reminisce about traditions of the past. These can be filled with comfort, sadness, longing, or joy.

Yesterday I visited with 3 of the 4 most important men in my life and then I came across this:

My two sons. Taken about 40 years ago. Eldest is what we call a Strawberry Blonde, though the light here makes him look redder. The youngest who was about 6 at the time is a darker auburn red.

And I looked back at G1 & G2:

Now this was taken about 10 or 11 years ago *I won’t post current photos of them or anyone without permission, but G1, the eldest, is the same Strawberry Blonde and G2 is the same Auburn. Lighting may make this not quite clear.

There are actually a lot of redheads on both sides of the family but honest to goodness it’s natural that this septuagenarian calls each by the other!

Did you think for one moment this post would be about grandmas calling children and grandchildren by each others’ names? No I did not either but that is where we ended up.

Y’all have a lovely day. Cold and sunny here at North of 43. **But after tomorrow the days start getting longer!! That means Spring is just around the corner!

Chris G Monday Dec. 20th ’21

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

8 thoughts on “Genetic Traditions”

  1. I love seeing family resemblances. What I love is seeing bits of my parents in my grandchildren and great-grandchildren. My grandmother had 6 children and 30 grandchildren. She was always calling us by each others´ names.

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  2. Lots of red in our family too. My Father and most of his brothers and sisters had red hair colour. My sister married a man with red hair and both of her daughters had red hair. And underneath my now silver hair, and years of being blonde, there lurks the odd shade of Auburn. Another thing we have in common!


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