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Monday, 30 July 2018

Missing pieces

This past week was wonderful for my husband. He had the opportunity to meet a cousin he hasn’t seen for 55 years. Circumstances beyond the control of two boys all those years ago kept them apart. They found each other again because of this blog and his wife’s on-line search.


This past week the cousins reunited when the couple visited us on Prince Edward Island. We did some touring around the island to places not often frequented by tourists, areas which show the essence of island life. We ate Jigg’s dinner, a Newfoundland meal and seafood including lobster, mussels, crab and halibut. Of course we had picnics.


The men have an image of each other from photos in their childhood. 





My husband is six years older so he was taller than his young cousin all those years ago. Now his cousin towers over him.


We laughed a lot this past week, told stories and caught up on lives which took diverging paths all those years ago. 


What is it about family which draws you to each other? The desire to know where you come from, the stories which explain who your predecessors were, help explain you too. Family helps you answer questions about where your abilities come from, who you resemble or sound like. You discover where you belong!


Circumstances in your life may keep you from having a clear picture of where you fit in a family and in the world. But sometimes, because of the internet, you journey home.


34 comments:

  1. How wonderful that the cousins found each other after so many years. I keep in touch with my cousins, in England, Australia, New Zealand, and we manage to get together every few years. But will the next generation sty in touch? Probably not, we are so scattered around the world..

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    1. You are fortunate to be able to maintain relationships with cousins Shammi.

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  2. How wonderful! I think the internet and the ways we connect these days have helped us to create new families, as well as find those long-lost loved ones who wandered away long ago. I love to hear stories of how our lives are enriched by our blogs. Thanks for this uplifting one, Marie. :-)

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    1. This connection means a great deal to my husband and me Jan.

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  3. Some people lament about the internet but isn't it the greatest thing....bringing two old friends together? Sweet time.

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    1. The internet does have its benefits Linda.

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  4. Stories like that are some of the best things to come from this internet age.

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  5. It's nice that you were able to get back together.

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  6. How absolutely wonderful. DJan's comment says it all for me.

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  7. What a wonderful story Marie. So glad you all got reconnected.

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  8. That is wonderful!!! I can only imagine!

    I would love - for sure - the Jigg's dinner.

    : )

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    1. We don’t have Jigg’s dinner too often now Catarina.

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  9. That's wonderful that your husband and his family were able to find each other and reconnect. The internet can be such a good thing sometimes.

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  10. WoW!! how wonderful for them...so many years lost but it's never too late!!!

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  11. Oh that's brilliant Marie. The internet has brought many long lost relatives together, possibly not all as successful as your husband and his cousin 😊

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    1. The internet does have its benefits Grace.

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  12. Nice. I hope to catch up with some family in the UK that I have not seen for at least 30 years in September - I am sure that there will be some story telling!

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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    1. I hope the reunion is as wonderful as it was for us Stewart.

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  13. That same story is mine. Finding cousins after 40 years of separation. Its been 15 years or so since that happened and we have been regularly seeing each other even though they live PA and we live in MD. We make a point of getting together several times a year to keep the relationship going - because family is important.

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  14. I think you should have replicated that picture in some way. :)

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  15. Oh golly....I used to love to sit and listen to my dad and his siblings tell stories around our kitchen table of their childhood! Now, I even wished I listened more, plus asked questions! Andrea

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    1. If our younger selves only realized how precious the stories are before it’s too late.

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  16. Ohh! That is so fantastic! What a wonderful reunion. And ohhhh!! You're on Prince Edward Island! What a dream!!

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  17. How wonderful to meet up after so long! Sarah x

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