I love that Mum’s blog is still doing what she set it up for, three years after she died.
Mum wanted a place to share her family research publicly, so that it would be immortalised and be there for generations to come. She wanted there to be a place for her family to go when they were interested in particular members of the family, to find out what their special place in our family was.
She wanted stories that were buried years ago to be brought in to the open so we could all learn from them.
How fantastic that in the last couple of weeks two separate cousins via our fascinating Canadian Connection, have been researching Crout’s and been led to me, via Mum’s blog.
The photo above is of Leslie Eden Crout (Les). He was one of the half brother of my Grandad’s, same father, different mother.
The two people who contacted me are both connected to Les.
One lives in Brooklyn and is Les’ grandson.
The other one lives in Canada and is the descendant of Andrew, Les’ wife’s brother.
Both of their heads are spinning now I’ve told them how Les had a half brother, Harry Scarborough Crout, who was for years older than Les and lived in England with his mother. He then went to Australia when he was 16. and stayed on after his mother passed away three years later and then ended up marrying my Nana. It is taking a while for it to all make sense to them, which is understandable. As I said to them, I’ve had years of processing, to get to this point.
Geez, it’s a bit scarey that how these Canadian Cousins all fit together is making so much sense to me now. I really am turning in to my mother! I know she’d be rapt.