My mother and her two sisters who had once been close were estranged until the search led me to them and to their families.  First I found Aunt Dorothy and Cousin Mickey.  (Click on”Reunion” to see more photos.)

Susan and Dorothy, 2004

Susan and Dorothy, 2004

 

Cousin Mickey, 2004

Cousin Mickey, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

I found Aunt Elinor alive and well at age 94 and then I found her children, John and Sandra.  Sandra and her daughter, Amy, came to see Elinor in July, 2008.  

 

Elinor & me

Elinor, Amy, and Sandra, July, 2008

Elinor, Amy, and Sandra, July, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Laughlin family gathered for the first time since 1936 in 2009 for Elinor’s Memorial Service in East Liverpool, Ohio.

First Laughlin Reunion, March, 2009

First Laughlin Reunion, March, 2009