I am always interested in seeing traits repeated in families. In this case, I am referring to physical traits. I came across these pictures the other day and, BAM! It smacked me right in the face. My husband, JOHN CALHOUN, has the same eyes as his great-aunt, KATHLEEN CALHOUN. John was about 39 years old when this photo was taken, but I am not sure exactly how old Kathleen was. But those eyes…they are the same.
Family history is so interesting, and I will tell Kathleen’s story in this blog…wait, wait, I will get to it and it is worth the wait.
I am not sure I see those same eyes in any of my kids, but I will look for them in photos from now on. In the meantime, John was born in 1944 and Kathleen was born in 1886. Fifty-eight years may separate their births, but those genes are strong. I am not sure if they came down the Calhoun or Parke side, but again, I will keep looking at the old photos I have to see if I can trace them.