Thanks & Genetics

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 – 1882) wrote the following poem titled “We Thank Thee”:

For flowers that bloom about our feet; for tender grass, so fresh, so sweet, for song of bird, and hum of bee; For all Things fair we hear or see, Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

For blue of stream and blue of sky; for pleasant shade of branches high;  For fragrant air and cooling breeze;  For beauty of the blooming trees, Father in heaven, we thank Thee!

After watching ‘Finding Your Roots’ (a genealogy program on PBS) that highlighted Harry Connick Junior and Branford Marsalis we learned about genetic testing.  It inspired a  member of our Kindred Tree family to submit a DNA sample to 23andMe, a genetic testing company (yes, the same company that’s been on the national news this week).  It takes about 6-8 weeks to get the results and it will reveal percentages of ethnic backgrounds.

You can watch the episode of “Finding Your Roots” at this link   http://video.pbs.org/video/2203649785/

A HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all.

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