Re: Fae blood
My maternal family, the one I suspect to have fae blood in there somewhere, has all sorts of great longevity genes. My great-grandmother on my grandfather's side lived to be a hundred years old; my great-grandmother on my grandmother's side was nearly a hundred and one when she died. Meanwhile, my grandparents, mother, and uncle all look to be ten years younger than they actually are. Strangely, until we hit our early twenties, we're always mistaken for older ages! Hardly any disease, either, unless you count my suspicions that my mother and grandmother are mentally ill to some degree . . . I've got uncannily good genetics, it seems.
My great-great-grandmother -- can't remember whose grandmother she was, but I think she was my grandmother's -- came to America from Scotland, so I've been looking into Scottish fae. I'm feeling a real draw towards selkies, but I'll continue to look until something clicks.
You all have been so helpful. Thank you so much! But don't stop discussion here, please -- I'm dying to know about the rest of you.
Magnificat anima mea Dominum!