Connie, the blogosphere’s own Mary Tyler Moore–she lives in Minnesota–has tagged me for a meme. I haven’t done a meme in ages! I love memes. And this one promises to be a good one. Here goes the Geneology Meme.
1. Which famous person would you most like to learn that you are descended from?
Without a doubt, Thomas Jefferson. The man was completely and utterly brilliant. To have even a watered-down version of his genes would be a remarkable thing.
2. Which famous person would you hate to learn that you are descended from?
This is a hard one, because there a quite a few despicable humans who’ve walked the planet. But I’d probably go with Josef Stalin.
3. If you could be ancestor to any living famous person, who would it be?
No thank you. I’ll pass on this one. I’m a creature of my time, and far too entertwined with the here and now to want to be anywhere else. Being the parentage of a now-famous person would exile me to another era.
4. Which of your ancestors would you most like to meet?
My genetic grandmother on my father’s side. I was never able to meet her, and I’d like to have a bit of sense about her contribution to the sauce of my goose.
5. Tag five people
Ivy (for her Parents Connect blog. It’s about parenting…), Huck, cause I want to see what he’ll say…Sarcastro, because I REALLY want to see what he’ll say, especially now that he’s a new stepparent. And anybody else who will play along. Usually no one responds to my tags. I’m the deadhead of memes.