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Missing Link 
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!
Aug. 5, 2010 5:07 am
How exciting Eake! I love to learn things about my family, though we've been in America for several hundred years already and most still live in the same town, on the same land. We're large, loud, and love to eat but not very musical - LOL. Sept. 3rd will be here before you know it!
Aug. 5, 2010 5:07 am
Awesome! How cool is that?!? Have a great time!
Aug. 5, 2010 5:19 am
Wow!! This is great news. Can't wait to read THAT blog. You are going to have a wonderful time!
Aug. 5, 2010 6:25 am
This is so cool! Enjoy the missing link!
Aug. 5, 2010 6:26 am
How neat!!!
Aug. 5, 2010 8:07 am
How sweet! I love family reunions! I hope everyone is thrilled with the info! You have a great September to look forward to!
Aug. 5, 2010 8:54 am
Very very cool of Aunt Ruth! A great gift to share!
Aug. 5, 2010 11:33 am
Sounds like Aunt Ruth is on the ball! You should have a fun time with all the family at the reunion. Just looking at your avatar picture says "fun"! Enjoy!
Aug. 5, 2010 12:40 pm
Make sure you make a good record of your life because someone down the line will want to know even though you make think it is borring.
Aug. 5, 2010 2:37 pm
Don't be surprised of the accent they have (maybe they won't), but it is hard to get used to. I hope you have a wonderful reunion.
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