Over this summer I have heard my father I's voice in H's as H calls me on his mobile from upstairs! I saw my cousin S in T's face, hair and way of holding himself as he sat at the table.
Once my grandfather P told me, as I made a gesture with my hands, that his mother in law, who I never met, used to make that very same gesture. So that wave of the hand had been transmitted genetically, lain dormant for 2 generations and then surfaced as we were chatting in the hall!
After my grandmother R died I would get a shock when I'd look at myself in the mirror. I could see the same facial structure and could therefore tell what I might look like once dead. Hmm. When I smiled at myself the resemblance would go, so I smile at myself a lot now! I'm also a bit plumper and that helps me look more lifelike.