Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
For many years, if I wanted to take a drive (while in Baltimore) I would drive as far northwest as possible on Reisterstown road having no clue my biological family lived on that road.
And, I would drive Falls road having no idea that my biological paternal uncle lived in Falls road!
Coincidence or something more?
For 24 years or so, the weakness is so devastating, that it takes all I have to move a muscle.
I googled it and up popped an article about one if my dozens of diagnoses, endometriosis.
I was relieved that writer of article stated what I've been saying for years...it's as horrific ad advanced cancer. But worse I believe because it's a life sentence.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Friday, August 18, 2017
Thursday, August 17, 2017
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
The more I learn about my biological family the more I am blown away at the parallels. For example in 2011 I made a drawing of me with a sign that said Tucson or bust because I didn't want to stay up here in the cold weather semicolon in the last year and a half or so I discovered that my biological Aunt who I don't even know what she looks like her name is Kitty actually lived and died in Tucson!
I also realize that there's a very strong chance that my half-sister and I were in some of the same classes at Towson University because we both started going there the same year even though she is two years younger than me. We are not in contact but these are just things that I've been able to piece together due to the fact that she is two years younger than me
There are so many more adoptee realizations someone just told me today that my biological father actually grew up in Randallstown which is the same place that I grew up
Monday, August 14, 2017
I just virtually met Cousin mark, a fourth cousin.
He traced my Cotton family line all the way back to the late sixteenth, early seventeenth century! (England)
Btw, I am 52 percent of u.k. heritage. This includes Ireland. My Irish ancestors settled in Baltimore circa 1800!
I'm an adoptee. I found birthmother at age 26, but we are not in contact.
There's an extremely strong chance my late adoptive father did regular business with my biological family since my biological family started the mid Atlantic Pepsi bottling franchise and Arnold, my adoptive father owned bars and restaurants in the early 70s.
But Arnold wouldn't have known they were my paternal biological family!
Friday, August 11, 2017
Decade after decade deal with same battles.
Today my large umbrella kept me from being hit my a car when I was in walkway
I had to use my umbrella to block a loose dog that was about to jump on me!
American dog owners ,(very true in Flagstaff) think they're too good to follow leash laws.
As an adoptee I have no way of knowing whether or not my biological family even know that I exist. Of course there are a couple who know that I exist but I don't know any details at all I don't know what any of my or I know only what a few of my biological family look like
So to be connected through my DNA results to the very cousin who has known about me for decades and cared a great deal about the fact that my biological father didn't want to have anything to do with me, is remarkable!
It just brings a tear to my eye to know that not only did someone in my family know that I exist but they cared about what kind of life I would have with no father!
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Wednesday, August 9, 2017
I wouldn't have bothered doing my DNA test but one of the Facebook groups will pay for your test if your low income I think it's one of the groups for adoptees. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I meet a cousin who is helping me to learn what my family are like and sending me pictures on a regular basis since I got my results about 12 days ago
This is Uncle Willie my great uncle Willie he lost his leg hopping trains, maybe I got my Wild and Free Spirit from him!