My sister was gifted a “23 and Me” or Ancestry.com (I can’t remember which one) learn-about-your-DNA kit. I honestly thought that was the silliest idea ever since we are 100% Italian. My father was born and raised in Italy and my mother’s four grandparents were all born in Italy. Slam dunk. My sister went through the motions anyway because, why not?
So when she called me after she received her results with a bit of excitement in her voice, it was like life imitating art (i.e. this would play out like one of the commercials.) “You’re not going to believe this,” she said.