Alexander & Martha (or Martan) Upton Brown...my great-grandparents
Late last summer, we made a trip to central Missouri & had a weekend of visiting with cousins on both sides of my family. In spite of it being a time of sadness after a cousin's death, we enjoyed getting re-acquainted with Brown & Fulkerson cousins. And with blog material galore, I did a post about our visit. Not long after posting, I received an email from a lady who was full of all kinds of Brown information I would never have found--a not so distant cousin that I had never met!
For some reason, my grandparents moved away from the Warsaw, Missouri community where the Brown's had finally settled. My grandparents were poor people & I don't ever remember them owning a car. And perhaps for that reason, they seldom returned to Warsaw & somehow the families lost contact.
Who would ever have dreamed only a few years ago how small our world would become! The Internet has made the impossible happen. If used in the right way, it can be a wonderful thing. Without it, I would never have met my Missouri Brown cousins, from Aunt Maudie's branch. And I wouldn't have wanted to miss meeting these sweet ladies. Their visit just wasn't long enough. Maybe another time we can get better acquainted & share more family memories.
Cousins...Karen from Missouri & me