I got an email tonight out of the blue from Tom Forrest. He lives in Danbury, Connecticut, and is the grandson of my grandmother Mildred Jean Forrest Thomas’s younger brother John Prescott Forrest (1923-2004). He sent me a short email saying he’d gotten a message from me on Ancestry.com. He asked how my dad was doing and whether or not I remembered my great-grandmother Lulu Cairns Forrest. I don’t. Although I visited Vermont (where my father’s family lived) when I was very young, I only remember visiting there twice. Once when I was about 11 and once when I was about 13. Although they were very memorable trips in many ways, I don’t recall meeting any of my father’s family apart from his parents, his brothers, and their kids. If I ever met Lulu or any of my grandmother’s sisters I don’t remember it.
Tom also enclosed some fantastic photos of the Forrest family and one of my dad’s family. I’m really looking forward to talking to him and getting additional pieces of information about the Forrests.