Thursday, February 20, 2014

A Card From Julia

Shortly after getting a job at the Fincastle Library, I met a wonderful family.  They home school the kids so they are library regulars.  It wasn't until a few years later I discovered we were cousins.  Our great grandmother's were sisters.  My side of the family went to California from Des Moines, Iowa.  Her family left Iowa and moved to New York.

We both ended up in Botetourt County.  Can you imagine???  My father wrote a genealogy and would have been so fascinated. I wish he were here to meet them.


Julia, one of my young cousins, sent us a Valentine's Day card that she made herself. 


Isn't that the sweetest thing?


So, of course I had to make her one, too.


I love that she thought of us and sent us a card.  People who make cards to send understand the time and thought that goes into making one.  So I know she will appreciate the one I sent back.


I need to finish the quilt I have been working on in the craft room to make room for some serious card making.  If we start sending cards between the two families, this means I have to ramp up my card making.  Julia is one of 10 children!


  1. When you think about it, it's VERY amazing that the families went to the East Coast and the West Coast and all ended up in Botetourt County, VA. Serendipity perhaps.

  2. Sending cards for any reason seems to have gone by the wayside for so many people. To get one is wonderful, in my opinion, and a handmade one is extra special. I am a card sender myself. It is nice that you have reconnected with another part of the family...yikes, 10 children will mean lots of cards,

    1. Fortunately quite a few of the kids are babies and toddlers. And boys. They are not as much into card making as girls, for the most part.

  3. Amazing that you are long-lost cousins! I suspect on some level you were drawn to the same area because of a shared appreciation for mountains and such.

  4. You are very talented. How cool that is that you discovered family here when you weren't even looking!

  5. How cool that your family ended up in the same place after going off in different directions -- and how sweet that one of your young cousins made you a card. That's something i've been rather lax in lately. "Make cards" was one of many items on the weekend to-do list. I crossed off exactly one item -- and it wasn't cards, LOL.