Friday, March 2, 2012

...and now, the rest of the story!

 Isn't this a neat idea!  Copy and blow up an an old envelope!

A week ago I wrote this post, including the story of how I finally located a long lost cousin.  I mailed a letter to him on February 12th and on February 28th there was a letter in my mailbox....from Scotland...in handwriting I didn't recognize.

I sat in my kitchen staring at it for a few minutes knowing this was potentially the end of the story.  A year of searching and work culminating in an envelope on my kitchen table.  At this point, even before opening the envelope I knew someone got my letter, read it and decided to reply.

Inside I found a lovely letter from my second cousin...the one I have been searching for all this time.  He confirmed I have found the right person, was surprised and pleased I wrote to him.  He is looking forward to meeting me when I am in Scotland this year.  I am looking forward to meeting him and finding out what the heck happened to make the family so angry with his father!

So there you have it!  Thanks to the internet and the help of an awesome genealogist in Scotland I have solved one mystery and can now move on to the next one.  There really ought to be a show about this sort of thing...I bet it would be fascinating!


Have a fabulous day!

PS...if you can, please leave your comments here instead of twitter.  Thanks!

17 comments:

Tabitha said...

That's amazing, how utterly fascinating. There is something so romantic about unweaving the past.

Mrs. Batty said...

How exciting! Can't wait for your follow ups on this story!

LR @ Magnificent or Egregious said...

oh that's fantastic you got a response! I hope your visit is wonderful!

A Texas Gal said...

How wonderful! :)

Mandi @ Southern Gnome said...

This is awesome! Just what you were hoping for and now you can continue on to unravel the mystery. I can't wait to hear more.

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

That's very exciting news !
I do like the large envelope print, it's amazing how a simple idea like that can be used as art.

Cole said...

That's fabulous! I hope you two can get to the bottom of his father's estrangement from the family.

eas said...

what a great story! i can't wait to see how your meeting with him goes.

MCW said...

That is so amazing! Must have had butterflies when opening the letter. Can't wait to head about the reunion. Now, if only your posted pictures we could see the crying and embrace and running to each other :)

JulesTX said...

I'm so happy to hear that you got a response and that you located the right person. This is very exciting that you have been able to find a connection like that. Good luck wth filling in the missing pieces when you finally meet in Scotland.

JMD said...

Yay! So happy a new piece of the puzzle is coming together ! Loved your last post & this!

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Oh that is just so amazing! I can't wait to read about your reunion!!

KK

Leigh Powell Hines (Hines-Sight Blog) said...

I'm so glad you got a response. I know you are excited about meeting him and learning more.

Housewife said...

This is too cool for words. Please keep us updated. I have a cousin floating around in AL possibly-she was the mistresses offspring.

I don't know that I want to find her as your cousin's story sounds happy! I can't wait to see pictures of the reunion.

Who is going to Scotland with you?

Teena in Toronto said...

Gord's mom has a first cousin that I found last year. The cousin and I have been exchanging letters. She's 94, lives in England and didn't know she had a family in Canada.

Bonnie said...

This is such an awesome story. I love hearing about family reconnecting.

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Debra said...

That's really neat. Can't wait to hear about your in person meeting. :)