The Begats

Discussion in 'Ideas' started by jjl, Feb 6, 2018.

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    I hate to waste such a valuable resource and I had to start somewhere so I sent him this message:
    WHY are bloodlines important?


    *It isn't that I expect an answer. I figure he will ask me a question or two to point me in the proper direction.
     
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    So...
    Back to coffee with my friend, or rather, my friend's husband...
     
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    let's take a station break
     
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    I will call my girlfriend's husband "Boris".
    Boris too, has a hardscrabble lineage.
    But if you look closely, you will see direct lines to some pretty distinguished pedigrees.
    But none of his immediate family or cousins shared in any of the successes of their pedigreed relations.
    His side of the family seemed to descend from a series of poor matrimonial choices.
    In fact, there were so many gaps in his mother's side of history, it was hard to tell exactly WHERE his clan had veered off the path to success.
     
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    Also, Boris seems to be related to one or two past presidents.
    He had an old drunk for an aunt that loved to instruct Boris's younger sister, that once she turned 18 she would be eligible to join one of those elite social clubs that relied on early American ancestry to be eligible for membership.
    His sister thought it would be run by snobs and never bothered to investigate the possibility.
    But for some reason, after the birth of her first Granddaughter, Boris's sister wanted to know more about the undocumented side of the family.
    She started making noise about the DNA kits, and Boris was trying to dissuade her from sending a test in for results.
     
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    I have a visceral reaction to those inexpensive DNA tracers.
    But I am nuts so I asked Boris what his objection was?