A happy ending

I know, I know I said I’d have a little blogging break,

but something lovely has happened and I just had to tell you:

You may remember this post about the beautiful photograph

I had found of the Ford Robertson twins and their mother, Marion (updated post here).


Marions’ great grandson in New Zealand stumbled across my post

and contacted me

and now the photograph of Marion and her twin boys has been returned safely home where it belongs.


The family have sent me a photograph of Marion taken in 1925. Such an elegant lady:

I told you something lovely had happened!

Now, isn’t that an amazing story?
















17 Responses to “A happy ending”

  1. Ali Says:
    July 30th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    My goodness, blogs make to world a very small place indeed don’t they. Amazing story.

  2. wonderwoman Says:
    July 30th, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    that is a lovely story!

  3. ginny Says:
    July 30th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    wow janet that is amazing ~ how wonderful!!
    been thinking of you ~ hope week one of the holidays has gone well xx

  4. Debbie St. Germain Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 4:00 am

    That is wonderful and so nice that the family will have a treasure, that you found.


  5. Dad Says:
    July 31st, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Janet, That is incredible and such a lovely outcome.
    It moved your Mum to tears.

  6. Sew Create It - Jane Says:
    August 1st, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    The power of the internet is amazing sometimes…great story!!

  7. claire Says:
    August 2nd, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Hey Janet,what a lovely end to a great little story.
    How amazing that he should stumble across your blog, is he into quilting and patchwork? How does that just happen?
    Love hearing these sorts of anectdotes.

  8. Pat Says:
    August 2nd, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    That is an amazing story. It just proves tha we are all connected in some way that we don’t understand and isn’t that wonderful?
    Amazing story!

  9. Dajda Says:
    August 6th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    This is indeed a lovely story!

  10. Pat Sieler Says:
    August 9th, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    A world apart and yet connected. Amazing!

  11. Joanna Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    wow, that must just make your heart sing for the photo to be going back to the owner.
    Someone gave me a photo of a victrian wedding as they thought i would love the pictures of the lace. My mum saw the photo and I could see her heart pine for photos of her ancestors ( her mother was adopted). It all more important than we know.

  12. julia Says:
    August 10th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Wow, that is a beautiful story. What a coincidence! I love it.

  13. Judith Says:
    August 12th, 2010 at 11:39 am

    Janet that’s wonderful and that is why you must always keep bloging !

  14. Helen Philipps Says:
    August 20th, 2010 at 11:04 am

    I loved this story, Janet! So fascinating the way it unfolded, and I’m glad it had such a satisfying happy ending.


  15. melissa Says:
    August 23rd, 2010 at 9:27 am

    what a wonderful story! i’m so glad you connected the family with their photo. 🙂
    p.s. it makes our little country at the bottom of the world feel closer to europe…

  16. margie Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    unreal…..and that is what this blogging is all about..from all over the world we get together just to say..hi..amazing…

  17. Paige Says:
    September 5th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    What a wonderful story! It really is a small world! & I absolutely love the wall paper, I must say!

    Paige Marro~
    CreatingTheHive.com ~ A Social Community for the Arts and Crafts Industry

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