I KNOW IT’S A FANTASY, BUT…

Published December 23, 2019 by Nan Mykel

I know Lamarkianism (inheriting acquired characteristics) has been disproved,  but in copying some of an earlier issue of family history I felt a sudden warm resonance to the writing style of my maternal grandfather.   His quirky and humorous understatements about his life rang bells for me.  And I recall how he told family stories at dinner when I visited, each night, and I was the only guest at the table.

I may be puffing myself up in likening our styles to each other, but the recognition, whether valid or not, is a very warm, grateful one, and restorative to my faltering ego.

6 comments on “I KNOW IT’S A FANTASY, BUT…

  • Not a fantasy, dear cousin. He too kept both his marbles and his humor. It is good to remember our Boodaddy. You notice that as we age we both look more like him?

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