We had a wonderful time! I gave her one of the several milk bottles from the family dairy; she gave me a ton of ancestral information, including a great photo of my great-grandmother, Mary Jane Cummings Wise. She looks a little grumpy in this photo, doesn't she? But I'll tell what, the resemblance to my grandfather and my Pop is eerie.
Meg also gave me a picture of our mutual great-uncle (I think) John, who was a Jesuit! Just like the Pope! I found a later picture of him in my mom's collection of her favorite pictures, so here he is as a young priest and as an old priest.
We yakked on and ate a great brunch, and parted with promises to keep in touch. I'm going to send her a geneology that I have from another distant cousin. I'm pretty sure that Meg can fill in some of the holes, because I think her whole branch was left out.
A whole lot of other stuff happened last week -- including an overnight trip to Seattle -- but all that is for another entry.