All in the Family

The story of an amazing war hero in author Eryn LaPlant’s family.

ERYN LaPLANT

Scientists say that genetics can influence anything from eye color to talents.  Well, if that’s true then the majority of my family can thank both sides of my extended family for what they passed down to us.  My nana’s side, the O’Kanes, had the arts and the voice and my papa’s side, the Brownings, had the writing and dramatic flair.  Without these gene flowing through my veins I would not be where I am today and I love my grandparents for everything they gave me.  (As a side note I’m hearing my nana saying, “I may not have a lot of money, but I have a lot of love,” as I wrote that last sentence.)  If she were here, I’d say, “Nana, who cares about money when the talents you gave us are worth far more than any amount of money in the world.”I love you and miss you every day! Kathleen O’Kane Browning…

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