Friday, February 13, 2009

Family Her-story

My cousin recently posted this family history picture to our family website. She's my great-great Grandmother. I had to stop and take a few minutes looking in the mirror and comparing to see if I could find any of my features in this woman whose genes I carry. The jaw, the nose, the cheekbones all pretty similar.

Last night when my Mom came for dinner, I had to show her the similarities, in a side-by-side comparison. I even got a dish towel out of the drawer and put on a babushka. We laughed about having a look-alike contest on the family website! We laughed so much that we couldn't even begin to get the camera or a solemn look.

So, here's my alternative.




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What do you think? I'm sure with 10 or 15 more years of Arizona sun, I may be more like her than different.

11 comments:

vsalono said...

WOW! Make up is definately our friend!!! Since I HAVE had the pleasure of seeing you without makeup AND with a towel on your head..... I must say that you DO look alot like that great-grandmother! LOL

Becca said...

I definitely see resemblance. I think it's awesome how you have so many pics of you when you were a kid and of your ancestors. I need to get me some of those.

Riachik said...

tooooo funny!

KATE said...

that is so funny! I love the doctored pic!

Jen said...

How funny! You do look like her. I see the resemblance!

redpolkadot said...

So I know I just posted a comment but this is such a funny post. Love the edited pics. Oh and by the way the translation of ba-bush-ka (however you spell it????) is old women.

Are You Serious! said...

♥ I love family history and pictures! Love the pictures!

Crazymamaof6 said...

hilarious!

Janna said...

How funny!

fyi- I took myself off of your blog yesterday. But today when I just clicked on your blog and on the header it didn't show any posts?

Holly said...

How special to have the picture! I love the photoshop!

Way down on my geneaology I think my great-great-great grandma is listed as "concubine #3"

Mamarazzi said...

hilarious!

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