My husband lost a cousin this last week. One that I hold dear for many reasons.
I met him once I think, but Aunt not around to verify. But reading his Obituary I learned
maybe one reason why we heard from him and his wife all the years of their marriage and ours.
We married 5 July 1959 and Dick and Violet married Sept. 20, 1959. Both were military at the time of their marriages. Fred was USN and Dick was USAF.
As I had not met my in laws, nervousness was present on how I would be received. To get a letter from his family members welcoming me into their group was very helpful. But it never stopped with
Dick and Violet. After Violet passed, Dick still kept in touch and we shared cards and notes then swapped information on Facebook the last few years. He offered and fixed pictures for me.
So many little things that just endeared him to me and them before her death. We even made phone calls.
Thanks Aunt Marie Pentico Thomas and Uncle Herb Thomas for raising such gracious children.
I feel very blessed to have met all those around when there in 1970.
My parents families were from Iowa also Dad being born in Waterloo, area. Mom's family was in Appanoose and Monroe Counties and that region before moving to Wyoming and Mom being born.
Much family is still in these areas and we communicate often.
My parents married in Wheatland, Wyo. later they moved to Greybull, Wyo and we then went to California.