Skip to: [ search ] [ menus ] [ content ] Select style [ Aqua ] [ Citrus ] [ Fire ] [ Orange ] [ show/hide more content ]


A more personal entry today –

I have said before that I am not a strong believer in “coincidence,” but that I am capable of distinguishing coincidence from causality (most of the time). :-)

The past few days, I have been working with my brothers on family-related matters and also thinking about my high school class reunion that is coming up. My focus has been on “family” and “history.”

Today, I received an email from a woman I have never met who is the “family historian” for a branch of the family in Ohio with which we had very little contact while I was growing up, mostly because their “branch” of the family tree diverged from ours a few generations ago.

There are several other reasons, which I won’t discuss here, that NOW is a particularly fortunate time for me to hear from that other branch of the family in Ohio.

One of the things that I have done in my life is to computerize and combine three branches of my family tree that existed only on paper. Since I use Macintosh, I have used the very thorough, excellent, and versatile program “Reunion” (not an endorsement). I have also added photos of headstones and people and the GPS longitude and latitude of graves in the family data base.

I have proposed that the woman in Ohio and I combine our family trees. She has proposed much of the same.

I am eager to hear her response with regard to some details, and I am eager to carry on.

-Bill at Cheshire Cat Photo™

You can view higher-resolution photos (*generally* 7-30 megabytes, compressed) at the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Pro Gallery on Shutterfly™, where you can also order prints and gifts decorated with the photos of your choice from the gallery. Apparel and other gifts decorated with some of our most popular photos can be ordered from the Cheshire Cat Photo™ Store on CafePress®. Both Shutterfly™ and CafePress® ship to most international locations worldwide! If you don’t see what you want or would like to receive an email when new photos are up on the site, send us an email at

No Comments to “Coincidence?”

  (RSS feed for these comments)

You must be logged in to post a comment.

InspectorWordpress has prevented 52153 attacks.
Get Adobe Flash player