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Meanwhile, I am mostly working on The Book - early this week I visited long-lost cousin Sharon in Mystic, Connecticut week and now have even more information about my grandmother Dick's family.
Here's Sharon now:
|Cousin Sharon on her porch in Stonington, CT - was So happy to meet her!|
Aside from the invaluable meeting of a family member not really known but heard about for years (with whom I share the middle name Lee) and learning about family stories, Sharon also shared her mother's photo album with me.
Sharon's mother is my grandmother, Dick's, sister. Below are some examples: my great-great-great grandfather & grandmother Conklin (Dick's maternal great grandparents) & her mother in a series of photos with a friend probably circa 1905-10:
|my great great great grandfather Conklin (Dick's maternal great grandfather)|
|my great great great grandmother Conklin (Dick's maternal great-grandmother)|
|my great grandmother Whitbeck (Dick's mother) with a friend (she's got flat hat) - |
I love the top right photo
I'm absorbing all this now...and a lot of it will end up in the book. But right now, I just LOVE these photos.