Met Sisters After 48 Years - A Happy Reunion


After I first wrote to your paper on March 11 of this year, you printed my letter. My first cousin, Kenneth Keaton, answered my letter, and he and Ernestine, his wife, and I became instant internet family! We have stayed in touch through e-mail very faithfully. Nearly two weeks ago, we all met!

I also met two sisters and their husbands from New Orleans and Pittsburgh and a brother and niece from Texas for a wonderful reunion in Calhoun and Jackson counties. I hadn't seen my sisters in nearly 48 years..and then I only remember seeing them once. We had been placed in different foster homes, so we had a lot of catching up to do.

Ernestine and Kenneth had us all over to their home in Orma for a feast. I just fell in love with them and Emily. We also had the sad experience of burying another sister's ashes in Calhoun County. She had lived in the New Orleans area as well. Sadly, I didn't get the privilege of knowing her, but I got to meet her daughter and fiancÚ, as well as her granddaughter.

I saw the gravestones of my parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents for the first time. It was just a very special, special reunion. Thank you again for bringing me together with the Keaton's. I feel like I have found my roots, and your paper helped make this possible.

I still haven't found a photo of my mother, Callie Sampson Duncan, who died in 1949 on Wolf Run, but I haven't given up hope. I just cannot believe that there are none in existence. If any reader should know of one, please contact me at

Thank you again for providing such a unique paper that is a blessing to so many people. Have a wonderful Weaver reunion!


Geneva Kay Duncan Geach