My readers who have been around a bit will remember (and it wasn't really that long ago) the story I shared here (you'll have to read from the bottom entry to the top) by way of retyping in an old history/family tree that I had found at an antique store.
I had shared that piece for several reasons. One, because I found it so incredibly fascinating - full of details and descriptive writing - it was like reading a good book, it really mattered not at all that I had no clue who the people were. And two, I hoped that perhaps somebody from the Ternes family might google a name within that text someday and happen upon it, for it belongs with them, such a wealth of information it contains.
Yesterday I heard from Marianne. Marianne is the granddaugher of George L. Ternes and she has been tracing her family history for years but had some blanks to fill in. She had acquired the assistance of another family member who also does family research and as I had hoped, he found the entry on my blog.
Marianne gave me permission to share these few pictures and update a few things.
This is Hannah Mae Connelly (Ternes) and her children - George, Claire and Edna. All three are still alive, in their 90's and doing well.
And this is the little boy, George, who ended up at Pearl Harbor. Marianne shares that his boat was hit but he escaped injury. The last paragraph in this entry talked about how George's Pearl Harbor experience left him at loose ends. Altho, now in rereading that entry - the author believed George to have taken his own life where Marianne shared that he's in his 90's and doing well - but perhaps instead it's the youngest, Lloyd, who is still living. Now I wonder...
So there's that little bit more to the story - it really warmed my day. Like David, Marianne's relative, had shared with me...it's like their ancestors are still communicating even tho so many of them have passed on.
I'll be mailing the piece to Marianne on Monday so she can enjoy having it in her hands to read that which belongs to her