Genealog​​y jaunt results

As I mentioned a couple of days ago, ( Mark and I drove with cousins Hillard and Mary to Kansas City to meet his sisters, Linda and Ellie, and their 99-year old mom, Beverly. This trip began as Mark’s genealogy quest to find family members on two years ago.

One of my mantras: “People are faces until they are friends” played out in living color. The meeting of new cousins was smooth and awash with love immediately. The swift introductions, necessary mostly to the kids & grandkids, were easy thanks to perusing their photos on Facebook. The conversations were lively, thorough, and enlightening. We are a bigger family now.

Mark and his 99-year old Aunt Beverly

We saw well-preserved sepia photos of great-grandparents, parents, and babies, went through wedding albums, and Skyped with four (4) cousins (in St. Louis, Northern California, Honolulu, and Dallas) on the 99″ Apple TV.

Kansas City is a wonderful city and I’m delighted to have seen its highlights. We toured the Truman Presidential Library & Museum, enjoyed a private, docent-led tour of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, saw the athletic stadiums, went up to the World War I memorial, stood at the highest point overlooking Kansas City, and drove on both sides of State Line Road.

Truman Presidential Library
“Yoga in the City” at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Hillard points out the stadiums and other key points of interest
World War I Monument and Museum, Kansas City
Cousins at the highest point in KC

The adventures continue. I publicly acknowledge and thank our friend Kym for inspiring us to take this genealogy jaunt, and my Mark for his unending curiosity.



Published by AlohaDenise

I love my family and friends, meeting new people, travel, food (Gluten-Free, please), and laughing. My mantra is HAVE FUN EVERYDAY. I am grateful, blessed and adventurous. I like to do NDBs (never done before.) I love to share my FUN life.

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