Mini Family Reunion this Past Weekend with a New-found Cousin
Recently about a couple of weeks ago we found out we had a long lost first cousin. We didn’t even know about her although she had heard a little about us existing. But there was a big piece of the puzzle missing. It was found out very recently by sheer accident or coincidence, whatever you might call it.
Anyway we had a mini reunion over my sister’s house in Eastvale, CA. It’s about 30 or so miles from my location. We heard the highly unusual story of how she learned about us. Later we found out the details, or enough details to contact us. Then two weeks later, this past weekend she flew from Washington State down here to Southern California to visit us.
All this was kind of on the heels of a few years ago we also found out about two more missing relatives. It was two sisters which were first cousins that we had. However, in that case we had heard of them, but didn’t know where they lived or their names.
As it happened those two sisters are the sisters of the lady who visited us this past weekend. She herself found out about them very recently too. This was at least fifty years after the fact.
I cannot relate the whole story here and I am leaving off the name of our visitor. I haven’t asked her to share her amazing story on the internet.
But the story is really amazing and seems like a stroke of luck for our esteemed visitor. She had been trying for many years to find out if she had any relatives. If so, who they were and how they might be related to her.
The above culminated a lifelong search for vital family information by our guest. I wonder if any readers reading this have had such an experience finding lost or unknown relatives? In our family’s case both the mother and father’s side of the family were essentially unknown past our grandmother and grandfather on both sides of our family.
So we have often wondered about our family tree and where we came from, etc. We know little bits and pieces. This weekend helped a lot for now we have a fairly complete diagram and names on our father’s side of the family.