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NaBloPoMo - roots

All my lines of ancestry seem starkly divided between the fair/blue eyed persons and the dark-haired/dark-eyed ones. And the genes of my paternal line are sturdy, and stake imperialistic claims onto each new generation.

I don't have a particular resemblance to my mother's family (except in the colouring) or my Russian grandmother (except in things such as leg shape) so it wasn't until I met my Georgian family that I saw versions of my own face replicated.

Similarly eerie is seeing more and more of my father and grandfather in my son as he grows.

Therefore, with the aid of all those B&W photos Z scanned, here is who I look like:

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ext_131652
Nov. 27th, 2008 04:55 am (UTC)
Cool pics!
Seeing family resemblances passed on from generation to generation is a powerful thing!
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