Apple's Tree introduced me, via email, to a Glover cousin-I was excited. As my Glover cousin says, "the biggest bonus for me is finding a 'live one.'" I agree. Someone to talk to and share research with. Someone who is into genealogy as much as I am. I have been emailing my Glover cousin for the last six months, and we have exchanged pictures, stories and facts. We are related through our great great grandfathers. My ancestor, Samuel Stillman Glover, Jr. and her ancestor, Dennis H. Glover were brothers.
As we emailed and got to know one another I wanted to meet my Glover cousin, but she lives two states away. During one of our emails, she mentioned her daughter just got accepted to college in Chicago. My daughter lives in Chicago. The wheels started churning! Finally, this past weekend we met in Chicago. Not only did Samuel's and Dennis' great great granddaughters meet-their great great great granddaughters met and will be living in the same city!
We had an enjoyable but much too short visit over lunch in Chicago. As I have said before what started out as an activity to fill out a 5 generation pedigree chart has evolved into so much more than I have ever thought possible. It's the 'live ones' that are a blessing. And thanks, Apple, who happens to be a Glover descendant, too!