Sunday, June 17, 2007


Meet my biological grandfather

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Orbon and his third wife, not my mother’s bio mom, traveled to San Antonio last week so that he could meet my mother.

When my mom first spoke with him, on the phone, he did not think that she was his child. Then, his gears started turning and he came to realize that she most likely was.

His wife said that he could not eat or sleep until he met my mother. It turns out that he did not know about her, but all of the dates and information we have found match up. I think he might have known, or at least he had an inkling about her. But that is all in the past.

the mother and father reunion

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This is a photo of Orbon and Mary, my mom’s biological mother, taken some time before 1950. Mary has since passed away.

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That baby is not my mother.

I wish I had that T-shirt ol’ Orbon is wearing.

I guess I know where I got my height, now.


Blogger Tracy Fennell said...

I've thought about this post a couple times, and I think it would probably bring up mixed emotions for everyone. One the one hand, here's this secret family history and a reconnection with all this which was lost but on the other hand their is this strange gulf of unfamiliarity between father and daughter, grandfather and grandchildren. It's a paradox or something of sorts. Interesting, sad, happy and uncomfortable all at the same time, if I were you I think this is how I would feel if I was in the same situation. I don't know why I thought so much about this particular post of yours, but yeah...

2:18 PM  
Blogger sarahsmile3 said...

Tracy, that is exactly how I feel. Well said.

3:39 PM  
Anonymous Laurie said...

I read it with tears in my eyes.

You're mom looks really happy standing next to him.

And man...the black and white, what a gorgeous couple.

4:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have thought about this post over the last week and wondered if she got to meet them or find them

I am so happy they got to could turn out to be something wonderful, I have seen this happen and it can only add to your family, your Mom looks so like her real Mom, its unreal, the sad thing is she not there to see her daughter, as I am sure she thought many times about her, I think its wonderful, its up now to them on how it goes, I hope there is a bond that was made that day, I know there where many questions. now you just wait for the answers, but how cool for your Mom to have that part of her life to be unfolded so she will know who she is, and the wondering is over,

8:21 PM  
Blogger j3 said...

that's freakin ill.


8:37 PM  
Blogger Rachel said...

Oh my gosh. What a whirlwind for your mom - and all of you! I hope she is at peace with all of it. I can't wait to hear more about it. Crazy.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Oh my gosh. Oh, my gosh! Your grandmother looks like Susan! (what a great looking couple!) Wow... oh, this is so cool. :)

8:21 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

My mom asked me to show her this post because she wanted to see pictures. She wanted to post a comment but she said she couldn't because she didn't have a google id. But she wanted to say, "Now I know where your mom got her beautiful skin and smile."

7:05 PM  

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