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Writer’s Digest November Poem-a-Day 2017 Challenge #21. Theme: Deconstruction/Reconstruction

Deconstructing Sarah

Constructed of the genes of my co-creators–
the sassy Black Irish,
the passive, graying Scandinavian (could’ve sworn Dad was French)–
I end up a shade of Romanian white, 251 more words

TUESDAY: Grandmother's Photo

“I have a picture for you.”

Mandy looked up into the man’s face whose hand was extended. A single photo rested in his fingers. She grabbed it from him and smiled when she saw her grandmother in the picture. 130 more words


Abigail (Powers) Fillmore, FLOTUS

In notification # 368. We’re Related tells me that Abigail Powers Fillmore, wife of President Millard Fillmore, is my 4th cousin, 6 times removed through our MRCA, Abigail Harvey (1665-1734), the grandmother of Abigail Crossman (1690-1767), my 7 times great grandmother and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that particular lineage.    72 more words


Retracing steps in San Fran

After spending most of the day walking the hilly streets of San Francisco, Mum and I decided to head to the home in which her nonno (my bisnonno) lived at when he was a young man back in the 1900s. 399 more words


My Son

My son wants to do the test and see which genes he has inherited from mom and dad.

(myself and my husband ) it would be interesting as well  for me . 142 more words


How Tracing Your Family Ancestry May Not Be As Private As You Think

When my partner said I shouldn’t try a genealogy service because “they’re going to sell your DNA,” I thought he was being over cautious. As it turns out, it seems he was on to something. 414 more words


Dr. Benjamin Spock - no, not the guy with the ears!

In report # 367, We’re Related informed me that Dr. Benjamin Spock was my 8th cousin, twice removed, through our MRCA, Elder John White (1600-1713), the three times great grandfather of Esther Clark, my four times great grandmother and the furthest documented ancestor I have in that lineage.  113 more words