MrG is a redhead and Viagra got the white skin and the freckles, just not the red hair. Then he married a redhead and it was no surprise that we had this adorable little redheaded pumpkin.
Everyone has always speculated on why MrG and I have no redheaded kiddos, but I have no redheads in the extended family and a good deal of Indian blood. I think my dominant genes canceled it out for my kids, but boy aren't their spouses going to be surprised by the crop of red we end up with in the grandchildren department? Perhaps not as my oldest daughter, Val, is currently dating a redhead. Willard's girlfriend is a redhead. They seem determined, do they not?
Last summer, I became very, very tanned. Very, very quickly. That is what people with Indian genes do. Val, Vision, and Willard do the same thing. Like Viagra, Veritas has MrG's tanning abilities, which is to say, they turn red. The Mexican lady who cleans our office came in and re-introduced herself to me. I said, "Mary! It's me. Lana!"
And she said, "You don't look like no white girl! What happened to you??"
A few days later I went over to see all the landscaping Viagra and Veronica had done in their front yard. Keep in mind they are all so, so pale. The pumpkin grabbed my hand, drug me into the garage, and exclaimed, "Granny! What happened to you? You're black!"
And as Mary so kindly pointed out, "Except your face. You really need to do something about that makeup."