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Sep 21, 2009

COINCIDENCE? I THINK NOT

The most amazing thing happened today. I received an email from one of my sisters. I know that is amazing in itself but stick with me here. She sent me some photos that she received from her sister-in-law that were taken in the early 1960's.
My sister was on a trip with her husband and his mother from Ontario to Nova Scotia to visit her brother in law in the navy. Their trip took them through Quebec. They sat down in front of some statues and had their picture taken. She never thought anything of it again until this week, over 40 years later, when she was sent the picture in an email.Isn't she pretty? That is my big sister on the left and her dear mother in law on the right. Nothing unusual here is there? Until you look at the statues and read the inscription. I have written about these people immortalized in these monuments before. They are our 11th great grandparents, Louis Hebert and Marie Rollet.
The odd thing here is that we didn't know this until a couple of years ago when I discovered our connection and added them into our family tree.

I am so excited about this. I actually had shivers up my spine when I saw the old photo.

8 comments:

Florida Sue said...

I think you should find that statue and have it moved to your yard. Pretty darn mind boggling.

XOLucy

Dawn said...

What a neat story. I've heard of family skeletons in the closet but never family statues in the photo box!
Dawn

@eloh said...

One of my dad's cousins wrote a book about the family back in 1963. In the book he said we had come to England with William the Conqueror in 1066. About 20 years later a couple different books were written by different people about the family taking it back to the year 862.

The mystery...how did he know back in 1963?

Patricia@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

WOW! That is amazing!~ I too belive it is NOT a co~ink~i~dink!

Lola said...

Incredible! I don't believe in coincidence, so this makes my point.

Wonderful picture too, btw.
Emailed you re secret traffic... :)

Ciao Lolacioccolata

Ali said...

It's great to be able to make the connection with your past like that Lori.

Ali

Joanne said...

That is very very cool - VERY!!!

DianaR said...

Wow - how great is that! I don't know which is more cool - that they took that picture unknowingly all those years ago, or that your sister received it and sent it to you. I can just see you doing the genealogy "happy dance" - and somehow I picture you with a glass of wine in your hand :-)

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