Connection | The Daily Post


I Love the way 23andMe organized my Maternal Bridge linking me to Africa, Native American ancestry and I have some Irish lineage also! (See below chart)

I’ve always felt a special connection to my African co-workers knowing that I too am from the Motherland but my ancestors having been kidnapped and brought by force to what is now known as America some of that connection was lost. My ancestors lost not only their homeland but their language, culture, religion, (Christianity was forced upon both Africans and Native Americans) and traditions. For me the Connection or Bridges to my Ancestral Lands were partially rebuilt when I had my DNA test done a few years ago.

Through my maternal line most of my ancestors were from Mozambique. I belong to the maternal haplogroup L3e2b1a.  Based on their findings I also probably have some Nigerian ancestors.  Thanks to the advent of computers, the Internet and Blogs in my lifetime I can now connect with many of my African Sisters and Brothers across the globe. Exciting!!

When I pass through the African Art and Egyptian Wings of the museum sometimes I can feel the spirits of the artifacts reaching out to me. I look at items that once had spiritual significance and are now artworks and see my past, present and future. Sometimes I even see my face.

Having Native American Ancestry from both my mothers and fathers sides I’ve always felt a deep spiritual connection to Native Americans, the traditions and the belief systems.

So I have the bloods of African, Native American and Irish Queens running through my veins but as the end result says on the below Ancestry Composition I am 100% DeBorah Ann Palmer.

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23andMe Ancestry Composition

Ancestry Composition tells you what percent of your DNA comes from each of 31 populations worldwide. This analysis includes DNA you received from all of your recent ancestors, on both sides of your family. The results reflect where your ancestors lived before the widespread migrations of the past few hundred years.

Sub-Saharan African
West African
Central & South African
Broadly Sub-Saharan African
Northwestern European
British & Irish
Broadly Northwestern European
Southern European
Broadly Southern European
Broadly European
East Asian & Native American
Southeast Asian
Native American
Broadly East Asian & Native American


DeBorah Palmer





Share Your World ~~ 2016 Week 11


Share Your World – 2016 Week 11


With your answers, please remember we are in the SYW world and which may not always match our reality.

How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order? 

One. Stephen Palmer. I am the oldest. He is the younger.

DeB and Stephen March 1964
Me and Stephen March 1964

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger? 

Mr. Magoo

Now with my poor eyesight my only option is to be a passenger unless anyone out there wants to be driven around by Mr. Magoo!

When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own?

So far that has not happened in the time I’ve lived in Brooklyn but my room-mate has lots of candles so we would be lighting the candles. I do have a flashlight but I need to buy some batteries.

List at least five of your favorite types of animals?  (any animal to domestic to wild to marine life)

Cats  ~ I  own one cat Sylvester or should I say He Owns Me!! LOL!!



Fish especially goldfish and Koi

Whales ~~ I enjoyed the few times I went whale watching years ago and hope to do so again.




Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful that my pregnant co-worker enjoyed the baby gift I got for her. She is having a little girl next month.  Looking forward to the two days off work I have this week. I don’t have to return to work until March 17th!!  All photos from Google.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!