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+ DNA. Who am I and who do I want to be?

[ Posted on 04.25.2017 ]

Last Christmas a package arrived from 23andMe,¬†a DNA testing company –¬†a gift from my sister Pam. Wasn’t it going to be fun? Now the three oldest sisters (out of 9 children with varying combinations of parents) will finally find out what our true heritage is.¬† What secrets does our DNA hold? And guess what? A few months later¬†we were all¬†officially designated as Ashkenazi Jews –¬†for me, 96.2%. ¬†I have to admit I was a little disappointed. I always knew I was Jewish but I had really hoped there was something a little more exotic and interesting. (What? Ashkenazi isn’t exotic enough for you?!!) Maybe the other 3.8% would spice up the mix. And there it was, somewhere in the mists of time an ancestor was 100% Finnish and even better, 100% Eastern African. Now you’re talking! Some great great great great+¬† perhaps Ethiopian, Egyptian or Madagascan grandparent in the 1680s…

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To be happy, know that even though you cannot imagine your happiness in the future, you don’t have to be unhappy today.

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