When I started the blog I hoped that people would comment on the actual blog. A few did, notably cousins Alvin and Susan, but this doesn't seem to be the preferred method. I have no idea if Alvin still reads the blog (I suspect he does) but he won't comment now. Susan, who has contributed memories and other things doesn't stay in regular contact sadly.Susan's brother Bern reads the blog and stays in contact via Facebook. Alva, like Alvin, has contributed some wonderful photos. Sally Bayliss has also contributed photos (which I have yet to use), reads the blog, comments and stays in touch regularly. Sandra, Margaret and Pam stay in touch by phone. Ian and Robin don't seem to actually read the blog but have given the research their support and Ian's wife Adrienne is doing terrific research into her own family.Last year, of course, Alvin tracked down Treena in Spain and now all her family follow the blog. Iris and Mike in Australia seemed very enthusiastic when I contacted them but have failed to stay in touch.
Some good news is that cousin Mandy is now following the blog and hopefully Carole and her family will follow suite. We've always been in phone contact so I'm more than happy they now have access to the blog.
Mandy tells me that she now has Joyce Booth's photographs so I'll be going down there next years when I start writing about that side of the family.
There are others who regularly read the blog whom I have not mentioned by name - Cheryl, Julie, Tracey, etc and I mustn't forget the non-family members like Ian and Rickster who check the blog out regularly.
|Welcome to the blog cousin Mandy.|