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March 14, 2011

Surprises: Update on my long-lost cousin calling from New York

Filed under: My Cousin Heather, SURPRISES! — Tags: , , — rootsresearcher @ 12:24 am

Following my post about the surprise phone call from my long-lost cousin Heather who is in New York.  She phoned back!!  I’m so pleased that she did, as she did not leave a number for me to call her back.

We had a lovely looooooong chat for nearly two hours.  We covered so many things and have now arranged to phone each other once a month, taking it in turns to make the phone call.  I’m absolutely delighted and we have a good many years to catch up on.  :-)

March 12, 2011

Surprises: My long-lost cousin called from New York!!

Filed under: My Cousin Heather, SURPRISES! — Tags: , , — rootsresearcher @ 3:37 pm

ooooh Wow, my cousin Heather just phoned from New York, but I missed her!!  I didn’t get to the phone in time, so she left a message and suggested I call her or she will phone back.  Buuuuuuuuut, she didn’t leave her number!!!!!  :-(

It must be the 1970s or early 1980s when we last saw each other and last spoke to each other, so I was absolutely thrilled to find the message was from Heather.  I would have phoned her back straight away but …

I’m really hoping she will call back today.  I’m sure we will be having a terrific chat about things, I’m sooooooo looking forward to it.

I mentioned Heather and there is a photo in my March 7 post for the Women’s History Month – Fearless Females theme.  Perhaps it’s long-distance telepathy that made her get in touch today?  :-)

March 8, 2011

March 7 – Women’s History Month – Fearless Females

March 7 - Share a favourite recipe from your mother or grandmother’s kitchen. Why is this dish your favorite? If you don’t have one that’s been passed down, describe a favorite holiday or other meal you shared with your family.

I’m sure over the years both my Mum and my Grandmothers cooked many wonderful meals for us but there hasn’t seemed to be any favourite recipes passed down to us!

So, I will mention here instead about one Christmas meal, about 1970-ish, that I won’t forget.  Here is a photo taken at that time:

Original photograph in my private collection - copyright 2011

 

The reason this meal was special is because it was at a time when my Aunt Winnie Tucker (nee Read) came for a visit from her home in Bermuda.  My dear Dad last saw his sister when he was about 11 years old or so and so for him this was a really special visit. 

The photo  shows my parents, my Grandfather John Read (who also was seeing his daughter for the first time in many many years), my brother John, (my other brother Alan was taking the photograph) and my cousin Heather (Aunt Winnie’s daughter), who was meeting us for the first time in her life, so, it was a very special and memorable meal for all of us.

(My Dad is at the end of the table, near the Christmas tree.  His sister (my Aunt Winnie) is next to him one side and his father (my Granddad) is sitting next to him the other side.  My cousin Heather is between my Grandad and myself and my brother John is sitting next to Aunt Winnie and my Mum is at the end of the table nearest the camera.  (On my lap is Susie, on Mum’s lap is Bobo and wandering about somewhere nearby was Dora – our three Poodles).

After the brief visit with Aunt Winnie, she went back to Bermuda and we have never seen her again.  Sadly she died a few years ago, but I am thrilled that I had the chance to meet her and Heather and also thrilled that I have one special photo to treasure of that very wonderful occasion.

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