You may recall I started the search for a long lost family member more than a year ago. With a little bit of help from a genealogist in Scotland I managed to find an address for my mom's cousin and wrote to him. To my surprise, the address that was from a document 14 years ago was still his address and he wrote back!
We have been writing lots of letters working out the details of his family's estrangement from my great-grandparents and it seems we will probably never know the real reason.
I told him I would be in Scotland and made plans to meet. He came with one of his sons to my uncle's house and we got to sit down for a few hours to talk and learn about each other. We shared photos and stories and parted new family members and friends. He is a very lovely man and his son and I got along really well. In fact, his son lived in Canada with his wife for a while before their daughter was born!
I got home to find a letter from him and we all plan to keep in touch. His son added me on facebook and listed me under 'family'. Isn't that nice?!
So there you have it...the rest of the story.
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