Long story short – I found an old (1950’s) diary that belonged to a girl that lived in my hometown. After doing a little research, I know her parents are dead, she is dead, and she had no children. Her only living relatives are some second cousins in another county. (They were not close.)
I would like to contact some of her friends from high school (if possible) through the alumni association, but fear it would be strange: “Hello friend of Girl. I have been reading through her childhood diary and want to meet you.”
Is this weird? Am I snooping? It’s really fascinating researching her life, but I can’t find any social guidelines to tell me if I’m way outta line here.
If some third party were to contact you about a (now dead) classmate you hadn’t seen in a while (more than 10 years), how would you feel?