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Offline GBaxter (OP)

What serious or humorous skill and/or trait do you think you most inherited from one of your ancestors and why?

Online Baruch

What serious or humorous skill and/or trait do you think you most inherited from one of your ancestors and why?

Inheritance isn't always biological, it can be cultural.  My father's father was interested in technology.  He was one of the radio broadcast pioneers of Texas.  Stories about him, got me interested in technology.  Another grandfather was in WW II ... so that made me interested in history.
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Offline Mr.Obvious

Painting and drawing runs in my family.
I wish i had that talent. I often imagine thing i would love to sketch, and perhaps i could if i took The trouble in learning how. But i have rather cramped handmovements to begin with. My fingers are too flexibel and not strong enough making that i hold pens and such incorrectly, to compensate The pressure. I think iTS because i was Born a good 5 weeks early, but maybe not.

I think apart from appearance all i took from my father is his sense of humor. And from my mother, her empathy. My sister is exactly like my father, characterwise, and my brother like my mother. But all four agree i don't paricularly take after them.
E = Mc²

In the end, we are all standing in the dark,
trying to figure out why we are here.
But let us not choose one direction
without proof of where it is headed.

Check your pocket for matches
so we can observe and learn together
as fast friends and relative idiots.

Online Baruch

Painting and drawing runs in my family.
I wish i had that talent. I often imagine thing i would love to sketch, and perhaps i could if i took The trouble in learning how. But i have rather cramped handmovements to begin with. My fingers are too flexibel and not strong enough making that i hold pens and such incorrectly, to compensate The pressure. I think iTS because i was Born a good 5 weeks early, but maybe not.

I think apart from appearance all i took from my father is his sense of humor. And from my mother, her empathy. My sister is exactly like my father, characterwise, and my brother like my mother. But all four agree i don't paricularly take after them.

1. Maybe learn to fingerprint?  Will be as good as Jackson Pollock ;-)

2. Maybe a Gypsy doppleganger.  Do you feel alienated? ;-)
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Offline Cavebear

I will claim an apparent immunity to "the common cold" and "the flu".  I haven't had "a cold" ever, and the only time I caught "the flu", I was 12.  My brother and I both caught it and he was sick for a week while I was up and about in 2 days. 

And I don't say this lightly.  I spent 30 years in carpools with people who insisted on going to work coughing and sneezing all over the place in the confines of the car for almost an hour each way.  They infected each other mercilessly and I never had the least bad day...
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Online Shiranu

My height. Most of my family is about 6' 0''.... I'm about 5' 5 1/2".

My mother was about 4'11", but other than her almost everyone was tall, even on the Italian side.

Other than that... crippling alcoholism?
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Offline trdsf

We age slowly and we live forever.  I had all four grandparents until I was nearly 40, and they died at the ages of 88, 89, 93 ad 95; I still had five great-grandparents alive when I was born and one of them lived until I was 19 (great-grandma was 95 when she died; she's the one who taught me how to play poker).  The calendar says I'm 54, but outside of my knee and lower back I still feel twentysomething, thirtysomething at the worst.  I expect to be a centenarian, and I'm kind of looking forward to it.  I think the world of 2063 will be a fascinating place.

Obviously, I also inherit a certain amount of unwarranted optimism from some ancestor or another...
"It's hard to be religious when certain people are never incinerated by bolts of lightning." -- Calvin and Hobbes
"I thought I committed regicide today, but I committed deicide!" -- Sadie Doyle, Beyond Belief

Offline Cavebear

We age slowly and we live forever.  I had all four grandparents until I was nearly 40, and they died at the ages of 88, 89, 93 ad 95; I still had five great-grandparents alive when I was born and one of them lived until I was 19 (great-grandma was 95 when she died; she's the one who taught me how to play poker).  The calendar says I'm 54, but outside of my knee and lower back I still feel twentysomething, thirtysomething at the worst.  I expect to be a centenarian, and I'm kind of looking forward to it.  I think the world of 2063 will be a fascinating place.

Obviously, I also inherit a certain amount of unwarranted optimism from some ancestor or another...

I'll be a centenarian before you.  2050.  LOL!
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Online Munch

That I'd look awesome riding on a snowy white pony and all the animals would follow my command.



you go gurl, or should I say great great great great great great great great great great great great (x's how many more greats needed) Grandma.

Offline Cavebear

That I'd look awesome riding on a snowy white pony and all the animals would follow my command.

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you go gurl, or should I say great great great great great great great great great great great great (x's how many more greats needed) Grandma.

The "you" on the white pony and your avatar tend to be is some slight disagreement.  Having some internal arguments?  LOL!
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Online Munch

The "you" on the white pony and your avatar tend to be is some slight disagreement.  Having some internal arguments?  LOL!

its just an avatar dude, of a video game character.

Online Baruch

its just an avatar dude, of a video game character.

Oh?  I thought we could have tea and crumpets at 4pm ... I am a fairy princess myself ;-))
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Offline Cavebear

Oh?  I thought we could have tea and crumpets at 4pm ... I am a fairy princess myself ;-))

That IS a possibility...  Are you winged or are you crowned?  Are there ponies involved?
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950

Online Baruch

That IS a possibility...  Are you winged or are you crowned?  Are there ponies involved?

You missed out.  Two years ago, there was a whole Bronies section (Pony cartoon fans).  Munch was one of the biggest fans ... what a twink he is ;-))
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Offline Cavebear

You missed out.  Two years ago, there was a whole Bronies section (Pony cartoon fans).  Munch was one of the biggest fans ... what a twink he is ;-))

My knowledge of Munchian terms is rather lacking.  "Twink"?
Atheist born, atheist bred.  And when I die, atheist dead!  b 1950