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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:44 am 
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Happy Birthday Mellie!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:55 am 
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Wishing you the most wonderful birthday!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:03 am 
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Happy Birthday, have a wonderful day :):)

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:42 am 
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Happy birthday Mellie!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:06 am 
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Happy Birthday to you Mellie!!! Enjoy your special day!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:13 am 
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Happy Birthday Mellie!!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:24 am 
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Happy Birthday Mellie!!!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:08 pm 
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Have a wonderful birthday, Mellie!

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 12:53 pm 
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Happy Birthday, Mel...

see you real soon!!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:52 pm 
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happy birthday, sweet Mel!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:57 pm 
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Happy Birthday!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:01 pm 
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Thank you all so very much. I got the best gift yesterday.
I must first tell you (some of you already know) that I was 7 months old when my father died. My mom remarried and we moved from upstate NY to down here in Jersey. My mom all but forgot about my real dad's family and rarely talked about him.

Well.... through ancestry.com and Facebook, I have been contacted by 3 cousins I never knew I had. It all happened yesterday. We were messaging each other all day yesterday. They've sent me old photos, told me some family history and I feel like there's whole new me that I never knew.
It's so exciting, I can't tell you. One of my cousins even sent me pictures of my great grandparents wedding photos!!! It was the best day.

Now.... do I tell my mother?

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:40 pm 
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Cool Mel. I would tell her, if she's not happy about it, I'd just say, sorry you feel that way and don't mention anything again about any connections you might make. Many years ago Mom said she would be ok if I searched for my birth mother (and 3 siblings) but I have no interest. And honestly I think she would be hurt as she only ever said it once. Your case is totally different, your mother may be interested/curious; even if not to connect to her first husband's family herself but just 'through' you.

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Happy BIrthday Mellie and many many more!

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