As many of you know, I was at the Tennessee Intercollegiate Student Legislature in Nashville this weekend. I served as a Special Judge for the Supreme Court and helped preside over the preliminary rounds of the Appellate Moot Court Collegiate Challenge (AMC3). On my last night in Nashville I had dinner with my cousin (Julie) from the Slowey side of my family, and her parents (Joe and Mary Ann), whom only a couple of weeks ago I had no idea even existed. Julie has recently begun researching her family history. We actually made a connection on Ancestry.com and started emailing from there. Imagine my surprise to find out that she lives only 2 hours away!
We had a wonderful dinner, and during our conversation realized that we had both eaten lunch at the same restaurant for lunch the day before ... at the same time. She was upstairs and I was downstairs! What are the odds?
It was a very nice visit. I just wish I had more time to spend with them. At least now I have a partner in genealogical crime! I'm really looking forward to collaborating with her and getting some brick walls knocked down!
Here's to family!