The cricket oval at Barham, NSW, with its new white picket fence 🙂
Yesterday I travelled to Koondrook and Barham with my Mum and Dad, to visit some of Dad’s cousins. We enjoyed a delicious lunch at the Barham Club and it was wonderful to listen to everyone reminisce. One cousin I hadn’t seen since I was a sixteen-year-old exchange student in New Zealand – he was living in Auckland at the time and we met up after a lady who worked with my host ‘mother’ realized I had the same surname as the Aussie her cousin had married. For a homesick teenager it was wonderful to visit a family member and see an amazing family resemblance so far away, even though we’d never met before that.
I now have a pile of family history papers, documents and details and we are hoping I can connect a few more dots.
And, it has reinforced my commitment to writing down family stories and interesting snippets . . . who knows who might want to read them one day 🙂