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May,09 2011 :: Long Lost Purdy Cousins
In October, Mrs. Purdy was a substitute for me while I went to a friends wedding. I asked her if she knew any Purdy family history because my Grandma's maiden name was Purdy. This is how I remember the conversation:
Mrs P: A little...I think they were ranchers in Missouri or something.
me: yeah, I think that she was born on a ranch in Missouri, but I'm not sure. Do you know any names of anybody?
Mrs. P: I think there was an Earl, and a Herman...
Me: ummm, yeah we must be cousins or something, there can't be many Hermans out there.
By lunch, she had gotten in touch with her husband and I had contacted my dad. Turns out, that their Grandfathers were brothers. They even remembered being at my dad's house in '62 (or '64 depending on who you ask) for a family reunion.
This weekend, the 3 long lost cousins had a chance to catch up. Fortunately ( or unfortunately if you were the waitress) they are all really into family history and cattle. It was pretty funny to watch this little play-date.
May, 08 2011 :: Mother's Day
It has been a long time since we have had a chance to be together on Mother's Day. It was great seeing everyone this weekend!
May, 07 2011 :: Graduation
The College of Education had a small ceremony before the big University wide graduation. Each PhD candidate's advisor talked a little about the graduate. It was much nicer than the huge ceremony.