About a year and a half ago I posted about how I tracked down my long lost Uncle Dick who had not been seen in 27 years:
My sister and I left our contact information with the agency. In the time since I found him the daughters that did want to see him had done so.
I do a lot of historical research in Lorain County, Ohio and have solved a few puzzling things over the past few years. I was talking about one such case with a friend. In this instance I corrected the identification of a farm shown in a Lorain history book. It was not the one they claimed and I tracked down the actual (long gone) location of their photo and the story of the chase got published on the Lorain history blog.
As I was sitting in my car ready to leave, he asked if I had found any other cool things. I started telling him about my lost uncle. I had never told that story to anyone in person before. As the tale unfolded my cell phone rang but I ignored it to complete the story. As I drove off I listened to the message.
My Uncle Dick had just died and the home had called.