Last night was something out of the ordinary, for me. I had the privilege of meeting "new" family. Through my genealogy pursuit, and www.findagrave.com, I have connected with distant relatives (both sides) on line. One of them, a third cousin and his lovely wife were passing through and made a stop here for the night. I met them at the hotel. We sat down in the breakfast area for a nice visit ... them with their laptop, and notebooks, and me with my notebook, with family photos and documents to share.
Thanks, again, Gary and Paula ... so nice to have met you. Gary's and my great grandfathers were brothers. I'm a bit envious of how organized they are with their genealogy. And I loved the stories of family history. What a way to spend a Thursday evening; it was great!
Unlike me, they still have quite a large family. I enjoyed being able to "connect" through our bloodlines and also to learn about them, as a couple, and a bit about their families. They are such a cute couple, so sweet.
It was enriching, heart-felt, and enlightening.
"God made us cousins, chance made us friends." ~Anonymous
"Cousins are different, beautiful flowers - in the same garden." ~Anonymous
"Our pictures may fade, but our memories won't." ~Anonymous