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Family Reunion Fairy Ancestor
If you believe that dreams hardly ever come true it's not so because I experienced a beauty this past Saturday.
The Collier, Lacy & White Family Reunion is July 10 - 12, 2009 in St. Louis, MO. I knew six months that the chances for my attendance from California were slim to far. As time began to count down closer and closer I had even put it out of my mind because it was just not economically possible. WHATSOEVER!
I'd even convinced myself that it was not essential that I attend and well ... they'll have another one in 2011. A Cousin in Dallas and another in New York had already purchased their tickets months ago and booked their hotel rooms, practically packed. I even begged one to please buy me a t-shirt and send to me once she got back to Dallas.
Three weeks ago I finally sent an email to my cousin Sylvia in St. Louis, the Reunion Coordinator, to tell her I wouldn't be able to make it this year because I just couldn't afford the trip but to please give everyone my love and if there was any way I could help from home to please let me know.
I know I should have called her on the phone but I was too cowardly.
This past Saturday morning when I logged into my email account from my laptop and found the most wonderful message from cousin Sylvia which briefly said:
"Your Cousins in St. Louis would like to take care of your airplane ticket and hotel room for you so that you can attend the Reunion. Please let us know if you would be able to travel. Sylvia"
Well, Honey you would have thought that someone had just stabbed me because I screamed so loud and jumped up so high from that bed I bumped my head on the ceiling! I was jumping up & down to beat the band saying over and over again "I'M GOING TO THE REUNION!"
I was so excited that I couldn't find my phone book to call her and when my senses came back I replied "yes, yes, yes, I can travel anytime, thank you, thank you, thank you so much! ... and added my phone number again at the end."
Within 10 minutes my phone was ringing and Sylvia and I were making plane reservations! So today is July 1st and I fly out on the 9th! I just cried and still can't believe that I'm going ... it's surreal.
Now the cousin in Dallas and New York are really excited and we are making all kinds of plans.
The cousins in St. Louis are descended from MILLIE NORRIS COLLIER. Millie was the baby sister of my Great Great Grandfather SONNIE NORRIS. Many of us met for the first time last year in Dallas at the Norris Reunion so it was important for me to attend the Collier LACY Reunion this year and now I get to do just that.
I kind of feel like my ancestor Aunt Millie is working her magic over all of us. Finally her brothers children are meeting her children and she wants that to continue!
Thank you God, thank you COUSINS in ST. LOUIS and thank you Aunt MILLIE!
P.S. Just think my research bought us all together and Millie's keeping us together in her own way.