Dozing polar bear, Indianapolis Zoo

Monday, March 03, 2008

Boring personal/historical nugget

This guy is one of my ancestors, through my paternal grandmother. Funny thing is, that expression reminds me so much of my dad when he's being serious. Of course, it's entirely possible I'm imagining it.

Eli is not a direct ancestor -- his brother, Samuel, who's also mentioned there, is our direct ancestor.


Professor Prenkert said...

I don't know your dad that well, so it could be the power of suggestion, but I TOTALLY see the resemblence.

Trailhead said...

What's funny is the more I look at it the more I see my dad. I'm going to send this to various family members with no context and see if they pick up on it.

Danger Panda said...

That is so cool I can hardly stand it! Of course, I live for this sort of stuff (as you may know).

Trailhead said...

I think its kind of fun too. My mom and I did my genealogy when I was a teenager, but I have no idea where it is. I assume she has a copy somewhere. We got it pretty far back -- into the early 1600s for most lines and back to 1541 for one line. So I've had my share of graveyard hunting. Connecting the personal to the historical is irresistible.