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Rick Fielding BS: Another adoption piece of the puzzle. (9) BS: Another adoption piece of the puzzle. 24 Jul 03


I wrote some years ago about Heather's adventures with the adoption process (locating her birth mother and relatives) and another little piece of the puzzle fell into place a couple of days ago.

Her birth mother gave her quite a bit of information when we first met her a number of years ago, and various and sundry relatives have popped out of the woodwork to fill in details since then.......but Royalty? Well, it's possible.

Two nights ago we met a charming elderly couple who were taking one of those 'all-inclusive' trips across Canada. You know, the kind of trip where "if this is thursday, we must be in Banff,...or Peggy's Cove'.

Grace is Heather's birthmom's sister and her husband Don a charming little guy who talked to me about the war. Guess what? Heather KNEW she was originally named "Donna Grace" but had no idea that it was from DON and Grace! Heather's lineage goes through Gibsons, Proudfoots and even (Lord ?!) Ingles. Good visit. This is quite fun.

By the way, I had been told (jokingly) that I was named after Richard The Lionheart and Leslie Howard by my (always kidding around) Mom. Years and years later a friend of the family said "No, no, you were named after 'Dick the butcher (her late hubby) and his brother!

Meanwhile, I remain the only Fielding in several generations without a College degree.....but probably the ONLY one who can play a Db9b5!

Cheers....any more adoption adventures?

Rick


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