Monday, February 14, 2011

Mystery #1 Updated

Happy Valentine's Day, everybody!

Seems like it's been ages since I've written a family post, but I've still been digging away at all of it.  I've finally reached the end of sorting photographs - I think - after having plowed through the last box of photos belonging to my great grandmother.  And really, I could kiss that woman.  Because I finally made a bit of progress on Mystery #1 (aka My Mother Had How Many Husbands???). 

You see, my mother was a firm believer in fresh starts.  And every time she ended a relationship, she burned everything.  Pictures, letters, nearly all evidence of it.  But my Nana, on the other hand, saved ALL of it.  And so I have a picture of my mother with one of the Mystery Husbands.

 I don't know if he's Mr. L or Mr. Q, since the photo's not dated and the divorces were less than 2 years apart.  Google hasn't got much in the way of info for either of these guys, but I'm glad to at least have a pictue to go work with now.  Hopefully, I'll be able to ID him soon.  And so, only a little progress, but more to come.

Mom passed away 4 years ago today, and though I'd still kind of like to throttle her for lying to me forever, I'd really rather give her a big hug.  And I think that counts as more than a little progress.

And with that, I'm off to bake Mr. Right a Valentine pie.

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    If you have the names then I'm guessing you'll eventually be able to figure it out by the uniform - at least if it's like Canada - because there would be his enlistment papers and maybe a war grave?
    Good luck,
    and what a great sense of humour you have (... "fresh starts" - I love that)
    Evelyn in Montreal