Tried to send this regular e mail but wouldn't go thru. More than one way to skin the cat huh!
Yes it always seems like the people you meet that are genuinely interested in genealogy are never close enough. I have received an e mail from Theresa that she had been in touch with you. Hopefully she did not dampen your spirit to keep searching your line. Theresa is very disciplined in her research and wants to be assured of the correctness of information before submitting as fact. She was first to respond to my query in the Greene Co Pioneer, the publication for Greene Co genealogical society in Greeneville TN. She saw that I researching Waits, Ashley and Stanberry from Greene Co. and sent me a letter and some charts. This was new to me then but we made not one but two, connections in only one or two letters. That was my first exciting experience at this genealogy thing and I have had other almosts but your connection is just as exciting as it was then.
I am glad to hear you will be in Iowa soon. I hadn't said anything to Cindy, but had contemplated suggesting that we try to make arrangements to meet you. There are a lot of questions yet to be asked and answered. If it would work out for you sometime during that weekend I would really like to meet with you. I will understand if it won't work out this time, as your family should come first, especially at this time.
Theresa forwarded her e mail from you to me, as well as hers to you, so I'd know what was going on. In yours you mention a portrait of George Wesley Waits, this is confusing to me as the middle initial of George is an F in everything I have as well as his gravestone in TN. I am interested to know more about this portrait. I have a picture of George and Mary Jane retaken from an original tin type that my Aunt has. You have peaked my curiosity about this being the same person. Have you ever been to Greene County Tennessee? If not, I definitely recommend it, I can tell you who to look up there, it helps put it in perspective.
Well better go have a few more things to do before turning in. Let me know if we can work out a few hours together. Tell your grandmother happy birthday for all of us.
Talk to you later.
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