I've posted a couple of times about the mystery of my maternal grandfather. Well, it's all nailed down now, and we've made contact with his other descendants. One of my brothers spoke today to my late mother's half-sister, whom my mom never met. There's a living half-brother, as well, and he has a child and grandchildren of his own.
There's one funny coincidence that leaps out. My grandfather was an engineer, and at the time of his early death he was working at a Westinghouse plant where they made engines for WWII planes.
One of my brothers, and my son, both have doctorates in aerospace engineering.
Is it a random pattern in the noise,
or is there a gene that showed up in those boys?