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Thursday, February 11, 2010

POST #700

I've been coming up on blogpost #700 for awhile now and
debated with myself whether or not I should make mention of it
or just let it pass unnoticed.

Then last night as I was watching "Faces of America" (excellent, btw)
I noticed an email had come in on my computer with the subject
of "Leonidas West". It turned out to be a letter from a young lady
who is Leonidas West's great granddaughter and so is my
third cousin once removed. That makes three West cousins in the
last two months, including Betty(another third cousin once removed)
and Mark(a fourth cousin) and all three descended from different
children of John Cutter and Arvilla Ames West.

So it occurred to me this morning: what better way to mark the
700th post than celebrating hearing from a new cousin?

And that's what I've done!

8 comments:

Heather Rojo said...

Wow! 700 posts! Good job, congratulations and thank you for sharing all your stories with us!

Greta Koehl said...

Love those cousin contacts! Looks like "CousinQuest" is producing some solid results!

Joan said...

Way to go! 700 and a newly found cousin, sounds like reason for a party.

Wendy said...

Congratulations on 700 posts! Party time!

I love hearing from new cousins. Genealogical email is always an unexpected treat.

As far as "Faces of America", I'm totally in envy of everybody who gets to see it (as well as "Who Do You Think You Are").

Enjoy!

Susi's Quarter said...

Bill what a great story. Hope your feeling better also.

Bill West said...

Thanks, everyone!

Karen Packard Rhodes said...

Finding new cousins is fun, isn't it, cousin? (smile)

Congratulations!

Bill West said...

It sure is!