Originally Posted by pinkypinky
What a thing to leave out! That might have put some closure on all that stuff he said about her abandoning him.
His aunt even said she knew very little of what happened to her grandmother. Funny the family didn't know she married and had 8 children.
Surely someone sometime mentioned cousins in Canada or maybe there is a big family rift still to this day. Who knows what goes on in families.
I suppose we forget in a time before Skype, FB, email and the humble telephone, contact with emigrated family was rare.
My own mother holidayed in England in the 1970's and looked up an uncle who had emigrated 30 years previous after the family had lost contact. She barely had an address for him. How she knew she had the right house was when he answered the door, she saw the family resemblance!
Boy George next week and I think a strong Irish element seeing as both his parents were Irish.