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