Sunday, 14 November 2010

A small world...

A few weeks back, hubby got an email from Gene's reunited to say they might have a match to his family tree, but he noticed some dates and names did not match up. But he looked into it and it seems it was his cousin on his dad's side of the family, now that was a bit of a shock, as he did not remember them, as his dad died when he was just 2.

Well we then found out not only does hubbies auntie live near Southampton, but she lives just two minutes drive away from Steven's Out of Town Day Centre he attends 3 times a week, talk about it being a small world...

Well last weekend we met up with hubbies sister at The Lapstone pub where we had a lovely lunch before dropping Steven off at his Out of Town Centre (first of all showing hubbies sister and our daughter Steven's centre) Steven was quite happy to wave us goodbye... We then went round to meet hubbies aunt and uncle and 3 of their 4 children. It was a bit of an emotional meeting for hubbies sister as the last time she had seen them was at her dads funeral some 48 years ago...

We had a lovely few hours talking about all the families and of course some more of the family tree which had bought us all back together, then I went and picked Steven up so they could meet him and we stayed another hour or so, before we all went our separate ways...

We are hoping to meet up again at the Moors Valley Country Park next month and maybe meet some more of the family members...

6 comments:

craftattack said...

That must have been strange meeting long-lost relations, and even stranger that they live almost round the corner! Well done on finding them!

Hi I'm Maria... said...

it was, thanks val...xx

SusieJ said...

What a lovely surprise Maria!
It really is a small world.
Hugs,
Sue xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks sue, it is...xx

tea_bag said...

How wonderful and living so close even better, they do say its a small world hugs almaxx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

thanks alma...xx