Great reading while looking at the snow storm outside my windows.

Masako and Spam Musubi

Jeans are really made by Calvin Klein.  Tight.  Unfortunately (or fortunately if you’re lucky), they follow your body lines.   A deviation from your body lines is not possible.

Oops.  Old age.  Genes is the topic.  Duh.  Genes follow your (family) lines.  Deviation is not possible.

There’s something about genetics that is pure fascination.  People will like you because of your genes.  People will hate you because of your genes.  Regardless, you got them from somebody from up the line.

There is an orchestration in genetics which is more difficult to discern as generations pass.  But genes don’t conk out.  Genes are the only unbroken thread that weaves back and forth through all those cemeteries – or urns in my family’s case.

My grandmother Ikuyo Shibayama (on my mother’s side) was born in 1903; her parents were of samurai heritage.  Believe me, my mother drilled that into my head.  Brainwashing was…

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  1. I am another Catherine de Baillon ancestor…I traced our lineage to Charlemagne and even to William the Conqueror. My GG grandparents are Odile Pelletier and Honore Beaulieu…Anastaste St. Germain and Sophie Martin(Fort Kent, ME) lines link to European royalty on both sides, Martin and Pelletier. People have posted some very interesting stories on The history is so well documented.

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