I'm in contact with my cousin!!!

@reinydawn (11649)
United States
June 1, 2009 9:19pm CST
A week or so ago I e-mailed my deceased uncles companion looking for his daughters contact info. I haven't heard back from this woman, BUT from a round-about way, I'm back in touch with my cousin. Another cousin asked if I'd be inviting my uncles companion to our family reunion next year. I hadn't planned on it, but they had been keeping in touch since our uncle died. I then noticed that on Facebook, this woman's profile was on my possible Friends list because she's on my cousins list. So I looked at this woman's friends list to see if my "long lost" cousin was on her friends list and she was! I sent my cousin a friends request and now we're back in touch. This was very good news today!!! Now I just have to figure out what to do about the companion...
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@sacmom (14314)
• United States
4 Jun 09
How cool is that? I've gotten in touch with a few of my cousins through facebook. One of them even called me on Thanksgiving. I haven't seen or spoken to this cousin in about 18 years. It was a pleasant surprise to hear from him and we had a nice talk. Now I just need to get in touch with the rest of my cousins...
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I think I only have one other cousin that I have never met, and it's kinda the same situation. I mean, we only found out about this cousin 8 or 10 years ago when she tracked down my uncle. She was given up for adoption and my uncle didn't even know about her. I have another uncle that was in the same predicament, although the child was not give up for adoption, but was raised by the mother's family. My one aunt does know a bit about this other cousin, but it's been years so there's probably not an easy way to get in contact with her. I do love family though! It's great having them around to hang out with :)
@suzzy3 (8357)
3 Jun 09
How nice for you to contact other family members.Keep going with your step aunt maybe she will come round eventually.I expect she is a bit lonley and a bit suspicious about why you want to contact her know.I think you must realise it will have to be on her terms until she gets used to seeing you.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
5 Jun 09
My uncle and her were never married, so she's not really even related. But I guess since she has been keeping in touch with some of the family she should be invited. I don't know that she'd come, but we'll see.
• Australia
2 Jun 09
Well, if the companion was dear to your uncle, maybe you should invite her/him? In a way they seem to be a part of the family, especially if your family is talking to them and keeping in touch.
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
5 Jun 09
I didn't realize that anyone was still in contact with this woman. I'm going to be sending out the notices this weekend so I'll probably send her one too. I don't think she'll come because she lives far away and the accomodations are not really what she likes. We shall see...