This is how I met my second cousin once removed on October 10, 2011.
I have some information and would love to share.
Then Dennis wrote this two years later.
Pierre I can’t thank you enough for everything you’re doing, I really was lost when it came to family history. I saw photos when I was young and didn’t know much more than we came from Bristol CT. I heard once or twice about a Dennis before me that was killed at work in the 1920s but that was all I thought there was. To put names on the strangers smiling faces in the old photos gives me a sense of belonging that I’ve never felt before. I knew there had to be more than just “here I am”, now I have “where I’m from” thanks to you.
In a way, Dennis was born on October 10, 2011 since I did not know he had ever existed before. The only person who had existed since 2009 was his grandfather Levi Napoleon Lagasse seen here on an old picture shared by someone who never wrote back.
Levi Napoleon was on the extreme right in the first row. Little by little this puzzling picture became an obsession.
I just had to find out who were all these people from what was written on the original picture.
Levi was written on one of them as well as Pepere and Aunt Ida.
I have come a long way since 2009 when I first started writing Our Ancestors.
This is Post 1227.