Email From Tom Forrest

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.

Fred Thomas III, Dave Thomas, Fred Thomas Jr., Mildred Jean Forrest Thomas, and Dick Thomas. My father and his family about 1959.

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About cthomas1967

Seeking to bring my ancestors out of the shadows of history and into the light. I have always been interested in history, and at a few different times I tried to do a family tree, but wasn't able to do it with the technology that was available then. On a business trip I visited the World War I Museum in Kansas City, MO and it was a very impressive establishment. While I was there I remember thinking, "Didn't my great-grandfather father fight in World War I? And wasn't his brother killed alongside him in some famous battle? I wonder if I can find out where he died." That's what started it all. View all posts by cthomas1967

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