Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Shortest Day Behind Us
I have been working on the adoption DNA puzzle that is related to our Powell family. I have added a few pieces to the puzzle, but I can not make out the two faces there behind the Jane Smith. I can see a nose and parts of eyes, but the heart is alluding me. I will continue to put pieces in and try to solve the mystery. When the last piece fits, it will lose it's interest to me just like the cryptogram in the L R paper, I will discard it in the trash can as the puzzle will be solved. Some puzzles are not solvable for me...but I hope I can get part of this puzzle put together for Terri Jane who found me through DNA.
The picture I chose is of Eric's Great Great Grandfather, James...James B. Christenson was born on June 5, 1843, in Undredal, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway, the child of Christen and Britta Elizabeth. He married Johanna Helgestad Martinsen on July 13, 1884, in Arkdale, Wisconsin. They had four children during their marriage. He died on June 4, 1897, in Arkdale, Wisconsin, at the age of 53.
Eric was born in '68. Far removed from 1843, but I see Eric in this man's face. If I could get my picture program to overlay their pictures you could too. DNA is a fascinating puzzle. We are pieces of our mother and father and they of theirs, until the puzzle fits together just right and in the mirror we see ourselves, but if one looks closely ...was that my father? Yes, you see, the flashlight image bounces off the wall at night with me. Now, I don't wonder "what is he doing up at this hour"? I know, he was looking for sleep.
So glad the shortest day is behind us! I know if Erin posts a comment it will say..."Momma, you are weird." And, I know I am, I gave that piece to her!