A Speck of Slobber

Boy, that got your attention; didn’t it? Probably wondering what the heck I am talking about. DNA of course. I received my DNA kit from Ancestry.com today and I am so excited I could spit. Okay, I couldn’t resist.

It is intriguing to think that something so simple has the power to connect people who would otherwise never know each other exist. I have been tracing my roots for years, but keep hitting dead ends. Part of my family came from the Netherlands and the other side came from the south (as in Tennessee and Mississippi.) It has been quite difficult finding information and documentation.

I have had a wee bit of success in making connections, thanks to the Internet. The most successful network has been Facebook. I have linked up with all manner of cousins and we are all getting on splendidly. It really is quite cool hearing stories about relatives from the past.

But back to the matter at hand. It is now time for me to fill that little (actually, not so little) vial. Once I do, I will seal it up and rush it to the post office. It could probably wait to go in the box tomorrow, but I am too excited. I come from quite a varied cultural background and I am anxious to discover just what box I should be checking on all these forms. 🙂

As a bonus of you, I have included a photo of my grandmother (my mom’s mother) just because I have been thinking of her a lot lately and missing her.


4 responses to “A Speck of Slobber

  1. Did mine. It dashed family legends of a mixed racial heritage, so I was a bit disappointed. I hope you make some exciting discoveries.

  2. I completely understand your obsession. It’s like solving a mystery, something we writers like to do. Awhile back I went tramping through a cemetery and found my grandfather’s grave–right next to that of a second wife he married that I knew nothing about. Her being listed as “beloved mother” led me to learn that my dad had a half-sister I also knew nothing about. I found her offspring–technically my cousins–on Facebook. Sadly, they weren’t interested in talking to me. But what a great find, nonetheless! I wish you lots of juicy luck.

    • Pam, I am hoping to find all kinds of secrets. I adore mysteries and I really do hope it has folks crawling out of the woodwork. I will take the crazies and the lot. 🙂

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