Both my mom and my older sister took the DNA test through ancestry.com, and thats how we know it’s from my dad’s moms side. Apparently Mary
Franklin aka Mary Homes(Holmes) is my 9th great grandmother, which makes Benjamin Franklin my 9th great uncle.
HOW CRAZY IS THAT.
I AM SO ILLUMINATI OMG.
OMG JUST KIDDING.
For the record I don’t buy into the illuminati conspiracies, anymore. I just joke about it because at one point I questioned reality enough to
really consider it and now I really just am making fun of myself, and the Illuminati stuff, cause it's funny.
But I thought this was interesting enough to share.
Some people I’ve told act almost offended by it.
They want to know how we found it out and when we say ancestry.com they just get a little quiet or make jokes about how it’s a shame that the genius
genes weren’t passed down. But it’s really Mary Franklin, his sister, that we came from. So no direct Benjamin Franklin genius genes got to be
passed down anyhow, lol.
Another tried to point out that Benjamin Franklin was a bit of a sl-t so they suggest that we could be from an illegitimate line- but once again
it’s really Mary Franklin, his sister, that we would have come from. So unless incest was involved… there would be no illegitimate genius genes
People are funny about it.
Hell, I’m a little funny about it too and I’m still saying “maybe” because it doesn’t sound real to me either and maybe there’s some sort
of mistake, it's possible. It’s even crossed my mind that this could be some kind of marketing ploy to get people to purchase the DNA kit and use
ancestry.com. But we’re nobodies so that doesn’t make much sense either.
Still, I think it’s cute and interesting enough to point out how some people have acted almost hurt/clearly offended/immediately unbelieving- like
omg how come we get to be so special.
WHO DO WE THINK WE ARE.
Little do they know this really doesn’t change anything.
I am still probably the most average mediocre human being in the world. I am still unsuccessful, still poor, still struggling to get by in the world.
I am not smart and my life sucks just as much as anyone else’s, so let’s not get all our panties in a bunch over it.
But look guys, this could be my 9th great uncle!
Might I vainly add that it's clear where I get my looks from.
From my Great Uncle Ben.
Thanks Uncle Ben!
edit on 21-3-2018 by elevatedone because: Removed All Caps