So, with the introductions over we all sat down.
I had a little jewellery pouch in my handbag containing some special items that I brought with me from Brisbane. My plan was that I would show the contents to my cousins after we had had lunch. But I was so eager to show them these items that within half an hour I had taken them out of the pouch and unwrapped the tissue paper parcel...
The rings show that my grandmother ( my cousins' great grandmother) was a woman with large hands/fingers. The rings are also very thin...from wear.
After that we all sat down to a delicious lunch...my cousin Lucy and her husband put on quite a spread!
During the afternoon we checked out our Ancestry.com.au family trees...Frank and Lucy on a laptop and me with my well travelled iPad.
No longer strangers...we all felt so comfortable in each other's company; as though we'd known each other all our lives.
What a wonderful day! .