Thursday, January 2, 2014


A few years ago, I "found" my Dad's 1st cousin living near to me in Monongalia County.  She and my Dad, who lives 70 miles away in Maryland, had never met.  I arranged a visit and thereafter Bernice and her niece Gerry have traveled with me on visits to my parents home in Maryland.  Bernice spent many of her childhood days there and Gerry is a geneaologist so they share many memories with my Mom and Dad.  I love it when they join me as they talk, talk, talk and are so interesting!  Did I mention Bernice is 92 and my Dad is 91?

"After 2 trips were postponed early in December due to weather, Gerry, Bernice and I visit Mom, Dad and Terry for brunch and talking about the ancestors."

I still get a kick out of this:  When I returned to town I needed to wash the road salt off my car, and left the car run while I did a quick hosing in the hand held car wash.  The ladies were inside the car, "yacking" after a full day.  So much fun for all!


Charlotte Brochu said...

Wonderful layout to remember these special memories!

Margo said...

Very lovely LO, looks like you had a wonderful time !

Heather Landry said...

It sounds like a wonderful visit! How amazing that they got to meet each other, I can understand that they would have a ton to talk about. Beautiful page Cindy! Happy New Year!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Lovely layout!! Happy 2014!!!

Julie Bonner said...

Great page & story Cindy!! You always use these vintages papers so well :)

Trish said...

What a wonderful story and LO,you do the best journaling Cindy