Thursday, June 25, 2009

Show and Tell--Crooked Pinkies

I inherited "crooked pinkies," (as I call them) from my Dad's side of the family...

My Dad's uncle had crooked pinkies on both hands. However his brother (my grandfather) did not have them.) My Dad does not have crooked pinkies. Yet, my Dad's younger sister, my Aunt Nan has crooked pinkies on both of her hands. But, none of Nan's three daughters have crooked pinkies. I'm' my Dad's only child who has the "crooked pinkies" and I have them on both hands. I passed this on to my daughter...but she only has a crooked pinkie on her right hand. Guess she's trying to change the gene-dynamics after all these years?

This is a totally weird and random Show-and-Tell, but I guess I'm photographing our pinkies for future generations. (Yeah, that's it...)




At first glance, not so different, right?







Em's crooked pinky on top of mine...



Em's right hand (not nearly as crooked as mine, but still more so than her left hand.)



My crooked pinkies side by side.



Just to show how crooked and short my pinkies really are, the piece of paper above indicates where the top "knuckle" on my ring-finger is. This is the location where the top of most people's pinkies hits their ring fingers.

I knew my pinkies were crooked, but I didn't realize how significantly SHORTER they are as compared to the norm, until I took acoustic guitar lessons a few years ago. When I was having difficulty stretching my fingers to reach an F-chord, my instructor was awed by the short span between my pinkie and thumb. Interesting, hey?

To see what others are bringing to Show and Tell this week, click HERE to visit Mel's blog.

20 comments:

Mrs. Gamgee said...

Wow... isn't it amazing the things that travel thru families? I have my bio-dad's bum chin (big time dimple in the middle of my chin). My nephew got my foster-mom's angel wing shoulder blades.

Carrie27 said...

Very odd show and tell, but I'm intrigued! I was sitting here looking at my own fingers and checking out their length. LOL

MAK-now said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Very interesting show & tell! the dominant trait in my family stems from my mom's side. Every single person who shares even a drop of blood from that side ahs the same chin. I've met cousins I never knew had & totally recognized them from the chin alone. LOL!!

iclw

Danifred said...

How cool that you figured that out! I've been sitting here examining my hands throughout the entire post! :)

Beautiful Mess said...

That's pretty cool! love noticing little things like that!
*HUGS*

sklay723 said...

Very cool show and tell! My brother has a double crown (or I guess, HAD one, until he started shaving his hair really short/almost bald). His son inherited one, then his daughter, and we're placing bets that his new son will have one, too. Genetics is an awesome thing.

Serendipity said...

I adore genetics, I wish I had the scientific mind to study it for a living.

my pinkies are crooked on both hands but only because I broke them playing netball (at different times, I'm not too much of a klutz!), I never knew it was a genetic trait also.

Sunny said...

Ha ha ha! Very interesting. I love the pictures of Em's hand, so sweet and cute and little. :)

Nina said...

I inherited double-jointed knees from my Dad and Grandmother.

Wishing 4 One said...

I never knew people could inherit things like that. They don't look too bad actually, a bit short but cute somehow. Fun show and tell.

Michelle said...

Ha ha! I can totally relate. My family has crooked pinkies too. When I was in high school, my little bro was about 9ish. I had a friend over and they were wrestling. (It was my guy friend!) My brother looked at his pinky and screamed, "EWW, your pinky is straight!?" Too funny, we had explain to him that we were the weird ones! :)
~Michelle (ICLW)

ryanandjoesmom said...

OK - was totally checking the length of my pinkies while reading. I guess my oddity is that my thumb on my left hand bends totally backwards at the knuckle. Kind of gross and cool at the same time.

Mommy (You can call me OM) said...

Very cool. Much better than many other inherited traits. :)

Thank you for supporting me (again). :) You are a good friend.

Peace.

Miss La said...

Your little sister would still like to know where she got her bum thumb from... :) Cute pics!

Kelli said...

That's too funny! I have crooked pointer fingers on both hands!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm enjoying my first ICLW and looking forward to meeting new people each month. So fun and, yes, a GREAT support system. :)

Flower said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your fingers are interesting...You got me looking at mines (smile)

Amy said...

That's an amazing quirk with your pinky fingers! I never thought of stuff like that being "inheritable." Hmmm.. You learn something new every day.

sassy said...

Funny!! And I have crooked pointer fingers!!

looking4#3 said...

Thank you so much for the much needed kind words, support and shout out!!! I am not sure how I would be coping without my bloggy friends. Thank you so much!!!
BTW--we have "crooked pinkies" and very "crooked pointer fingers" in my family. I thought we were the only ones!!!!

Anonymous said...

my pinkies are just like yours and its hard for me to play the guitar too D: