Sunday, April 19, 2009

Family Roots

All of my life I have wondered who in the world do I look like in my family? I know I have similar facial features from my Mother and my Dad's face shape. But I could never figure out whose body I have. My Mom is very curvy and my sisters have what we like to call in our family a "Nene bum" and they have a very different shape than me. It seemed like it was a family mystery all of these years because physically I didn't look like anyone in my immediate family. One day my Dad told me that he was looking through some old photos at my Grandparents house and came across one of my Great Grandmother Amelia "Millie" Hadfield Craig, my Dad's Grandmother. He said that I was a spitting image of her. He sent me the picture and I think I found where most of my physical traits came from.


Millie is the one of the right. To the left is her sister and mother.

This picture doesn't do must justice, but as I zoomed in on her I found a very familiar smirk on her face, because I do the same kind of facial expressions. I don't know much about her, but this makes me want to become a Geneology Guru, so nerdy, but I find this so interesting how traits can skip a generation and can show up in another. Genetics is so interesting, maybe that is why I was wanting to go into that field until I took Chemistry and my hopes and dreams of becoming a geneticist was over.

7 comments:

Kim Beckstead Cooper said...

Holy cow!!! You do look just like her!!

Kim Beckstead Cooper said...

Holy cow!! YOu DO look just like her!!! It's kinda eerie but in a good way!

The Kauwe's said...

that's pretty cool. amazing how we can look like someone generations older. :)

Andrea said...

I didn't know you were a fellow blogger! I'm going to miss you at work, good luck with everything. Find me on facebook...I already tried to find you & couldn't.

Caitlin said...

Court! Go to Cliophotography.com!

Lindsay said...

where are you!!!!!!

Josh Anna Ellie said...

Hey Courtney,
I hope your doing okay. I haven't seen a new post in a while. Hope your doing well. ~Anna