My mother’s father’s family came over from Britain with the early, early boats coming across. My mother’s mother came from London when she was 10 with her family.
I never think of myself as British but certainly have habits, mannerisms, and words that definitely reveal that lineage.
My father (born 1929) is a mishmash of who knows what all. He looks Chinese. An aunt of his looked Native American. When I spent time in Alaska I kept turning around in shock thinking I had seen my father, but it was just another Native Alaskan looking very much like him in build and face structure.
My mother's mother was very athletic. At a time when women didn't do sports, she played field hockey, golf, and taught dance. I imagine my father's family as very rugged out there in the western states. All my gene's are rugged.