Way back in June or July sometime, I wrote about the concept of Six Degrees of Separation, the theory that if you look hard enough, you can find the connection between you and everyone else on the planet. I mentioned how I'd recently found out about my round-about connection with World War II era- French singer Maurice Chevalier through his butler Dudley who was distantly related to me through my husband's family.
You never know who's reading your blog. In this case it was a long-lost relative, it seems. :)
This was what in my email box last night:
You don't know me but I came across your blog site (bathtub spider) while doing a search for M Chevalier. After reading it I was almost sure your husband must be the grandson of Jeanette ------ from Brandon. I had to chuckle a bit about the Dudley Wright bit and Maurice Chevalier. I have been in contact with Dudley's great grandaughter in Paris for the past year. If Jeanette is your husband's grandmother then I have also been in contact with her. Talked to her last time on the phone at the end of May. Jeanette and I have exchanged tons of family information. Her mother Frances and my wife's grandmother Florence were sisters and of course sisters of Dudley Wright. Small world.
I think this is so neat. Thanks for writing, Cris. Hope to meet you all someday.