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Comments and Observations

My Y-DNA and autosomal DNA test results indicate I am an exact or close match to several people who obviously had no idea they were related to me. Out of personal respect for them and a consideration of the WikiTree code of ethics, I will not mention their names publicly. I never intended to embarrass them in any way. I'm just thrilled to be related to them. I hardly see how anybody could blame me for that. But I'm not sure I can recommend Y-DNA tests for the faint of heart. My own DNA results are pretty close to what was expected. I'm a genuine article. I always knew who I was, even if some of my genetic relatives did not who THEY really were.

"I yam what I yam and dat's all what I yam. I'm Popeye, the sailorman!"

At least five of my relatives have told me variations of this idea, as follows: "I know I am crazy, but you don't seem to know you are crazy." That's right, I do not know that. I do not subscribe to the notion that there is such a thing as "crazy". I was not raised to pigeonhole human behavior into such narrow categories. It's my Christian duty to be more tolerant and understanding than that. Any fan of William Shakespeare gets a much broader understanding of human nature in all its variety, which is our lot as human beings. There are normal variations of thinking based on inherited personality, upbringing, culture and physical illnesses. I suggest to my relatives who think they are crazy that they are not crazy at all. Fresh air, exercise and vitamins are the cure they need for what ails them. Sometimes a little romance helps, too. My partner has a special way of...... Well, never mind. LOL Mineral deficiencies in the drinking water in Florida are a big problem. I get a low-grade headache when I visit Florida, that disappears when I get back to Colorado, with one glass of tap water. Or they rely on unprofessional medical quacks who overtreat anyone with good health insurance, preferring excessive profits over patient health and wellness. My great-grandfather John Andrews lived to 92 and never went to a doctor in his whole life. His son-in-law died at age 56 after minor surgery, from a reaction to penicillin.

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