Enjoying living relatives…

One of the fun results of researching ones ancestors is finding living relatives that you never knew existed and then meeting them and sharing stories, pictures, research, or just plain having fun.

This last weekend Dale and I decided to take the time to visit, and catch up with, my John side cousin Ron and his wife Nancy down in southern Wisconsin. The day was almost perfect (I can always do with a little bit warmer). It was warmish, sunnyish and downright nice. So we had good food, lots of laughs and even got to feed a crane. Well I did. Our next visit will not be 9 years in the future.

Nancy shared her abundance of rhubarb with us and I made some of my luscious rhubarb muffins.

We will be seeing them again this September in Gillett, when the Gillett Area Historical Society has their cemetery walk, two of our ancestors will be represented, FW John and Cal John. Ron will be pretending to be Cal, with the aid of a high platform. Cal was 6’6 or so. Ron, not so much : )

Jen feeding the crane.

Jen feeding the crane.

Dale scaring the crane.

Dale scaring the crane.

Jen, Dale, and Nancy. Where's Ron?

Jen, Dale, and Nancy. Where’s Ron?

Here's a pic of FW John I hadn't seen before. Ron shared it with me.

Here’s a pic of FW John I hadn’t seen before. Ron shared it with me. I’ll be adding this to my flickr site.

Ummm! Tasty goodness. Lots in the freezer too!

Ummm! Tasty goodness. Lots in the freezer too!

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