To finish the thought... My sister and I still reminisce about that trip, and we have continued to search for and find distant relations. We're also keenly aware that many of the family members we met then are no longer with us to share their memories. It has inspired me to back up everything and to spread the information as far as possible while I can. I'm becoming more active on Ancestry, sharing with others who are on a similar quest. I've found things about my wife's family that were never known, or shared.
Sometimes the hardest lessons are the ones best learned. And sometimes the best memories are not recorded except in our own reveries.
A well reasoned argument is like a diamond: impervious to corruption and crystal clear - and infinitely rarer.
Here, as elsewhere, people are outraged at what feels like a rigged game -- an economy that won't respond, a democracy that won't listen, and a financial sector that holds all the cards. - Robert Reich