Monday, February 06, 2006

Family Resemblance

Last night we had dinner 'en famille' at my parents house. My mother's sister, Françoise and her husband Eduard, are in town for a week. It is always surprising to me that I see a resemblance between my mother and her siblings. I have noticed it before during past visits and again last summer while visiting Grandmaman in Switzerland, but I guess I made more of a connection to the resemblance last night because Mom was there at the time. It's more than just the eyes and the mouth. Françoise and Mom have the same hand gestures. How can that be a resemblance? It's not like it's a genetic thing. Anyway - it was weird and funny at the same time.

It's been 7 years since we last saw Françoise and Eduard. They still look the same. I especially find that Eduard never seems to age. I need to find a picture of them to scan.

5 comments:

Why said...

Wait till I get a copy of the photo my niece Robin took of me and my siblings while I was in Vancouver for Dad's funeral. Everyone says I'm just like Mum, but I also see her in my sister. But she's also very much like my Dad. My oldest brother looks just like Dad as a young man and my other brother...well, he's...a complete mix. It will be interesting to see if there is any resemblance. This is the only picture in existance of all four of us together.

Why said...

A few years ago when we were in BC for the summer, we stayed with my mum's cousin, who I hadn't seen for many years. Although her eyes, colouring and basic face shape are nothing like my mother's, her nostrils and mouth reminded me instantly of my mum. And I remember when Dylan was a newborn, whenever I looked at him, I saw my dad's upper lip. Family resemblances are so cool. Of the people who have seen my Flickr pix, can anyone see any resemblance between me and my kids? I sure can't.

Stef said...

I see the resemblance between you and your kids immediately.

Why said...

You do??? WHERE???

Angry Gnome said...

People say I'm a mix of my Mom and Dad. What do you think? ;)