Aug. 5, 2010 5:01 am
Updated: Aug. 5, 2010 2:37 pm
Back in January I wrote a blog "The Sweetest Part of the Lobster", recounting bits and pieces of my family's lineage. Since that time I have learned a bit more and feel the need to correct a few points, not that it makes much difference in the big scheme
of things, but working my fingers across the keyboard will help instill them into my aging brain.
My grandmother, fiesty little, Leona Murphy Budrow was born in Newfoundland, not Nova Scotia. She was one of 12 children, all but one moved to Gloucester Ma., girls first, boys showing up later. Their parents and oldest sister stayed in Newfoundland. Betty,
oldest, was already married and her husband had no desire to move to the US.
All contact was lost between Betty and her siblings, and the parents, for that matter. Betty had her new life with husband and children and the parents could neither read nor write.
Yesterday, my Aunt Ruth (check "Aunt Ruth" blog) called to invite me and my family to a very important family gathering.
Next month there is going to be a family reunion and one of Betty's daughter's, and her family, are coming down from Newfoundland! It seems that Aunt Ruth has spent the last few years researching and hunting for her mothers family, with great success! She has
visited them at their home in the North and has reconnected with a very important link in our family history.
Aunt Ruth has documented all that she has learned and has compiled packets to pass on to family members at the reunion.
Needless to say, I can't wait for September 3rd, to meet the missing link to a very large, musical, colorful, loud and loving family. SOOOO many questions to ask!