Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Curious Case of the Droopy Eyelid

Our oldest, Shauna, has never been thrilled with her droopy left eye -- or eyelid to be more precise.


Neither I, Sue, nor our parents have a droopy eye.

But in perusing the family album, I noticed something.

This is my grandfather.


And his father -- my great grandfather.


But that particular gene, skipped my father.


And me.


So, if I understand the math, there was only a 1 in 8 probability that Shauna would inherit this gene, and while there was a 50% chance that her kids would inherit, neither did.

This kind of thing just interests me. That's all this is about. Besides, she doesn't really suffer in looks.


6 comments:

Lorna said...

that's sort of amazing, yet I don't think I would have noticed it if you hadn't used that title.

Shammickite said...

That is fascinating, genetics are so interesting. I have red hair.... so did my dad, and at least one of his sisters, not sure about his brothers, but I have a number of red haired cousins. Yet my children were white/blond when they were little, and the next generation are also towheads.... not a red hair among the lot of 'em!!!

Donna said...

She's beautiful.....
hughugs

Pearl said...

photo help make sense of things sometimes. wish I had records going back. maybe in a few generations we can come whole tricorder scans of a our ancestors and cross-check bloodwork.

Abraham Lincoln said...

She does look great with the droopy eye lid. Lots of people have it. Being an artist who once painted a lot of portraits, I can tell you that most people have one eye a lot larger than the other one.

Regenia said...

Wow! I have been on my Nook Color in the last number of days. I would just glance at the small picture of your blog, which I have saved as a favorite. I thought I could tell that you had not posted and assumed you were taking a break after lots of activity with Danica and JJ. I should have pulled up the blog. I have missed a lot of posts!

As far as your daughter, I feel sure others do not see her eyelid drooping slightly. Because, oh my goodness, what a very pretty woman! Great eyes, great hair, beautiful, friendly smile. I hope she sees that in the mirror and not an eyelid that might droop a little.