What We Now Know

My DNA results are back.


According to the genetic make up of my report, this is what I am likely to have or not have:

I would likely have little to no hair when I was a baby.   According to my mother, who was there at my birth, I had more hair at birth than I do now:


I would likely have little or no unibrow, no widow’s peak, a lot of freckles, no cleft chin and detached ear lobes.  According to my face, featured below,  I do not have a unibrow, I have a little bit of a widow’s peak, I do not have freckles and I do not have a cleft chin.  And my ear lobes are completely attached, sorry no arrow to point that out to you.


I likely do not have dimples.

From the profile you can clearly see I do not have dimples.


I likely have straight or wavey and light colored hair.

I must be an anomaly.   My hair is dark, but straight.

I found humor in some of the genetic predispositioning.  I am predispositioned to smell asparagus, be able to taste ‘bitter’, and 86% of those who tested with the same company I tested with, and are genetically related to me, are likely to have one foot larger than the other.

I was beyond amazed to find out that over 1100 people who tested share a mutual ancestor going who knows how far back.  The amazing part being that these “related” persons are spread throughout this world.  Of these people I am connected by DNA to Africa and Finland, possibly to many others.  I am thrilled with discovering these seasonings to my genetic makeup.

The most important thing to take from all of this, is that I am no doubt, proof positive, no denying it or me…..


Ireland, you may claim me at any time.

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46 thoughts on “What We Now Know

  1. ivor20 says:

    As I was reading your story through, I continually thought there’s something missing here, I suppose the green arrows were the give-away, yep, there right at the end, “You’re Irish”


  2. Gee, if Ireland claims you I sure will miss you!


  3. russtowne says:

    You’re too big for any one country (even a country as great as Ireland.) The world claims you as its own.


  4. anie says:

    you are you, this is always the best!


  5. tric says:

    Never had any doubt Colleen. Irish to the bone. Your heart told you that a long time ago. Hope to see you back ‘home’ again soon.


  6. ksbeth says:

    i love your illustrations and, like tric, i never had any doubt


  7. markbialczak says:

    I knew you were Irish from your photos, your drawings, your words and your mind, MBC. 😉


  8. You really didn’t need science to tell you that Colleen! We can all tell by the way you play the tin whistle!


  9. Science. Ha. Really?
    You are Irish through and through and nobody can know you better than you. Science. Bah! 😀 The drawing are delightful as ever.


  10. We all could have validated you’re Irish. 🙂 No doubt ’bout it.


  11. tarafaherty says:

    OMGoodness!! A baby you 😍😂😂😂 so stinking adorable!! I love this whole post, and am humored by the characteristics we do/don’t have the we should/shouldn’t! Like WE can be held to some kind of “norm,” pee-shaw!!! If Ireland takes you, it better take the rest of us 🍀


  12. Debra says:

    How fun! I think these DNA kits have some interesting appeal. I have one but I haven’t yet sent it back. I am not sure I want to know whether or not I can smell asparagus. LOL! I’m wondering how that fits in to anything at all, but it must be fun to read the report. 🙂


    • I am thoroughly enjoying it Debra. Though I am through and through Irish, some other areas “snuck” in. And it made me quite happy to have these surprises. It has inspired me to find out about these countries. I mean….my blood comes from there!


  13. Wow what a test! You are many things for sure! Creative fun talented and awesome


  14. reocochran says:

    Aww, I love being more of a mongrel, mixed worldly connections! Congratulations on your Irish confirmation, dear friend. 🍀


  15. Interesting. And is there ever an Irishman or woman who is not proud to be Irish? I think not.


  16. So interesting! I was just talking with a woman who did the DNA test and it came out that she was 95% Irish. She said that although it was unusual for a person to have such a large percent of one ancestry or background, she wasn’t surprised because her family had married generation after generation of Irish folks.


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