The Girl Next Door
by Diane Searels
My e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org
and I live
I have been researching my mom's bio family for
about 12 yrs. I had a query on a genealogy web page and a nice lady from
S.C. answered me. She said that she had lived close to my mom as a child,
growing up in Bham, AL, although she did not recall my mother, she did
remember the Foster parents, that my mom lived with her first 8 yrs.
was able to give me valuable info, that I am now working on. In the long
run, she suggested I call a gentleman in the Autuaga/ Elmore Co's. of AL.
She gave me his name, and told me that she was distantly related, and
that he could probably help me.
As it turned out, I am also related to
this gentleman. This gentleman, has a sister (who has a different mother
than he), who's mother's father, was her gggrandpa (or some sort of
relation). And we relate because this gentleman's sister is daughter of my
dad's 1st cousin.
I really thought that was strange to meet her and find
that out, considering I was doing research in a completely different
county. And then she introduced me to another relative/friend of hers,
who once lived next door to my mom in her adoptive home. Her mother and
my grandma, would visit each other everyday.
She has said she may help,
by talking to her son-in-law about the Welfare laws, etc., as her son-in-
law used to work for them. Also, when she wrote me, she thought she was
speaking with my mom, who has been carried to heaven for 14 yrs.
thought that this was appropriate for Serendipity, because I was amazed how
much, kinship and friendship came from this.
Submitted: Thu Oct 14 19:41:22 1999
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