October 5, 2010

Roots



My brilliant little cousin restored an important photo today,
A photo of my Grand-daddy Collins.

You see, I never met him, I never knew him,
I had only heard stories about him.

Now, I have a face. A face that I see myself in.

See how his lip is slightly higher on the right?
See those dimples?
I recognize those ears...
What about that chin....?

Yep, that's my grand-daddy. I can now see his face.
A face that reflects some of my many roots...

much love

7 comments:

  1. Awesome!!!! Sorry that it took so long for you to see this picture.

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  2. That's cool!! What a great way to see those awesome roots :)

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  3. Gerri, This is sooo cool. This is one of my favorite posts ever (from anybody). I love Geneology. Very, very neat. I'm so glad you shared this.

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  4. that is amazing, your cousin did a great job! i definitely see it :)

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  5. Genetics are so fascinating. We can't figure out who Naveen looks like but recently I saw a picture of Shaune's dad as a little boy and Naveen inherited his sticking out ears. Hope you are well. Hugs!

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  6. Awesome!!! It is stories like this and many others I've heard that continuously confirm the importance of family history. I'm glad you finally were able to put a face to a name and the legacy he left on this Earth. :)

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  7. That's really cool, Gerri. Roots are so important. I'm sure Noah will love seeing that photo too. Great picture of you too!

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