Rick started calling various Prowetts on the web a few years back and Hal makes a habit of doing the same!
Bennie L. Prowett, Rick's granduncle had connected with Rick in about 1996, but we missed the opportunity
of meeting him in person on his last trip to this area in 2000. (My dad had just passed away and I was a mess. I thought we'd
have more time. I know better now!) Rick's mom and he enjoyed a visit that year though.
Hal called up one day out of the blue a few years back and he and Rick must have talked for a good half
hour, figuring out how they were related. We keep missing seeing each other when he comes through our area.
I put my foot down this time when I knew he was coming though. I figured, Rick wants me to keep track of
his family genealogy information, he can make time in our lives to visit relatives! (Do you hear the 'so there' in there?)
Rick, the kids and I met with Hal, who was in town from Arizona today. We've been trying to meet up with
him for the last few years. We grilled Hal for about 2 hours and got loads of family stories and legends and people to contact,
as well as enjoying a perfectly delightful visit with Rick's '2nd Cousin 1 time removed'! Try explaining that one to the kids!
The local Fred Meyer parking lot was the site of the first meeting between cousins and we adjorned to the
McDonalds across the road. (Yes, those friends of ours would say "it's our second, or primary, living room! LOL)
But really, our apartment is getting a new deck put on the unit above ours and the stuff from our back porch,
like our freezer, is currently residing in the middle of the living room! It will stay there until they finish painting this
summer so it may be awhile before I have a living room again...did I ever have one around the piles of our projects? That's
a debate for another time!
I will be transcribing Hal's stories and those who want to know can contact me and get on the emailing list
for a family newsletter/update whatever you want to call it. I won't go to snail mail. I can't afford the postage or the time.
I do intend in the near future to send out a letter to all of Bennie and Hal's contacts in the family to
ask for information, pictures, and get email addresses of those who want to see the cool stuff I find as I find it (or soon
Blessings all, Sondra