Monday, July 02, 2007

God’s chosen people

Well folks, there has been some new developments in my mother’s quest for her birth family.

Are you ready for a “Maury Povich” moment?

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Turns out, Orbon Dalton is NOT the father of my mother!

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In an interesting twist, to this already fascinating story, Orbon found his “prison papers” and discovered that he was incarcerated during the time that my mom would have been conceived and born. He was upset, because he did not want to make my mother sad. He offered to be her father, regardless.

I knew something was strange, though. I felt that Orbon somehow was related (though not paternally) to this whole saga.

My mom did some more investigating and found out the following information.

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Here is where it gets tricky, so stay with me.

My mom’s bio mother was married to a fellow with the last name of Matsinger. She bore two children with this man before leaving him. My mom and her FULL BLODDED SISTER, were not even a year apart. Mom’s bio mom, for reasons we do not fully understand, decided to give my mom up. She married Orbon, her first cousin, and raised my mother’s sister. My mom’s sister never knew about my mother, until very recently.

My mom’s bio mom’s sister knew the story all along and finally came out with it. The truth is now out there. She put Orbon’s name on the birth certificate because she did not want any more ties to her estranged husband, Mr. Matsinger……or something like that.

Anyhoo, our family is going to meet my mom’s newly found side of the family this weekend. Everyone is very excited about this. My mom has spoken to her sister and her aunt every day.

On my mom’s side of the family, they named some of their children the same names my mom chose for her kids. Creepy. My mom’s newly found sister told my mother that she had a strange feeling of being “incomplete” for her entire life. Now she knows why.

Also, remember the pic in the previous post of young Orbon and Mary (my mom’s true bio mom)? That little girl, in the pic, is my mom’s full blooded sister. Her name is Caroline, I believe.

My heritage is this:

Italian and French from my father’s side.

From my mother’s side, I am Dutch

Choctaw Indian

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German Jewish, to be exact.


How cool is that!!!!


Which means, to (long) life!


Blogger Jessica said...

Woooaaahhh!!! dun dun DUUUUNNNNN... the plot thickens!!!

2:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

well this is a future book, and u should write it, I think how wonderful it is for your Mom to know her real family, I think its so wonderful that Orbon would want to do that but if your Mom's Mom married him that would make him her step dad, but I wish you all the Luck for this weekend,

7:11 PM  
Blogger Tracy Fennell said...

I think I need a chart.

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought about the issue on what frame of mind your Moms Mom had, if she was christin and she was married to a jewish man, his family may not have been very pleased at that as most jewish families or Mothers at that time would normally disown their son or daughter, and would sit shiva which can go on for a long time and the only way they will take him or her back was divorce or death it was a hard life, so I am sure your grand mother made the best of a bad time she may have had so much she felt that ur Mom could do better with someone else, that can be one reason, Shiva is what happens if there is a death in the family they cover up mirrors and in that case never mention the persons name again in the house, if his family was very strict Jews

just a little fyi to look into, while you are meeting the family,

6:04 PM  
Blogger wowife said...

Hello while searching for my mothers birth father who is Mark Matsinger I came across your page. Can you please tell me a little more about your Matsinger? I do know my mothers father was married or lived with a Mary. Where are you from? You can email me at
Thanks, Christine

8:23 PM  

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