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One of the most fascinating preoccupations when one has a child of one's own is watching for the appearance of hereditary traits and predispositions that can be attributed to--or blamed upon--one side of the family or the other. . . . The traits in which one takes pride and the traits of the other parent whom one loves are doubly endearing in the shared child.

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Source Notes: Blackberry Winter ("Catherine, Born in Wartime") (1972). Mead describes in her autobiography the birth of her daughter after she had been told she could not have children.

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Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901 November 15, 1978) was an American cultural anthropologist.

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