Sunday, September 23, 2012

Family Features, etc.

  1. This picture of Julie taken when she was 2-years old makes us realize how Sadie definitely has some of her facial features. Sadie's hair is very dark which is similar to her Dad's and her eyes may also be more similar to Johns but her little nose and mouth is very much like Julie's  were in this picture. While there are certain features that "show-up" in youngsters from both sides of the family, they are all individuals in their own right. As a HS project, Julie worked up a chart of her "ancestry". It still hangs on our basement wall and includes her Mother's family back  about 5 generations. It is not nearly as complete on her Father's family.  I suspect John may have similar if not even more information on his family. I have no idea as to whether DNA information today is able to identify where the genes come from for any individual. It does seem that medical technology is beginning to enable certain predictions. It really gets back to the old Nature vs Nurture discussion. While our physical features may be influenced more by nature, I believe "who we are" is determined much more by nurture. As we watched the 30 or so youngsters that sang in Church this morning, I couldn't help but think how fortunate each of them is to have someone who brought them there before 8:00am to practice. Sometimes we don't realize how fortunate we and are family really are. 

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