During WW2 my mother, now deceased, had an American serviceman based in England as a “friend”. This friendship resulted in the birth of a baby girl.
My father who was on active duty in the Western Desert returned home after being slightly wounded and understandably was a bit pissed off to say the least.
Before his return to active duty he issued my mum with an ultimatum “Put the child up for adoption or it’s divorce”.
The kiddy was adopted but good old dad still divorced mum in 1946, he never forgave her and I suppose all things being equal he couldn’t be blamed.
Mum married again in 1948 to a really decent man who as far as I was concerned was my dad, I’d never met my natural father altho’ I did know of him just as I knew all about the circumstances of the divorce.
Just last week I received a letter from my long lost sister and so did my brother.
Curiosity had got the better of her and she had decided to track down her relatives. My brother has spoken to her but as yet I have not, I’m a little apprehensive…don’t ask why, I have no idea.
She lives in Middlesborough which is only about 90 miles away from me so meeting would be easy…and yet?!
It turns out that she has 3 other sisters all resident in the USA, 2 of them are in contact with her but the 3rd won’t entertain any contact at all.
She is married, has 3 grown up children and 5 grandchildren so it seems my family is much larger than I ever thought.
What advice do you have for me, I need it