Hands Intertwined

Have you ever held someone’s hand and truly looked at each distinct line and marking? Your fingerprints were formed in the first trimester of your birth. They remain the same throughout your life.


1. An impression on a surface of the curves formed by the ridges on a fingertip, especially such an impression made in ink and used as a means of identification.

2. A distinctive or identifying mark or characteristic

Twenty-five years ago, I held my son’s tiny new born hands in mine and marveled at each and every detail. I was in complete awe! Nine years ago, I had the distinct privilege and honor of holding my father’s hands when he took his last breath on Earth. I remained holding his warm hands feeling life wither away.  I memorized each detail of love in his hands; they told me quite a story.  Parts of his hands still had shrapnel fragments from serving our Country.  His fingers that were once straight were swollen from arthritis. Some parts of his hands were callused from years of hard work while other parts were smooth from the lotion I had rubbed onto them a few hours before.  Today my father would be 90 years old and for some reason, I am thinking a great deal about fingerprints as you can tell!

Making a plaster cast of your hand or your child’s hand is a fun project that leaves you with a perfect hand replica to decorate or display. It makes a great conversation piece

Our fingerprints are being used more for identification purposes than ever before not only for DNA.  When you go through customs your fingerprints are also checked. Since 2006, Disney has used a fingerprint scan at the entrance to all four of its Walt Disney World Theme Parks. At Sea World and other attractions your fingerprints are also scanned.

I read an article a few days ago about a small South Dakota university that is testing a technology that they hope is another step toward creating a cashless society. Instead of using cash or credit cards to buy items at two campus shops, users scan their fingers with a device that recognizes their prints and detects hemoglobin in the blood beneath the skin.That ensures that the finger being used to purchase has a pulse. This has been so successful that officials are hoping to expand it.

What do you think of this idea?  Would you be comfortable using your fingerprint to pay for a purchase instead of using cash or credit cards?

Just the mere mention of it suggests something out of a Star Trek movie to me!

Until next time and more Sweet Conclusions,

Rosie    Visit our Sweet Conclusions Webpage !








2 Responses

    1. Gavin and Rosie

      It was an interesting article to read. Thanks for your response and following along with Sweet Conclusions, Maggie!

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