Not me, but my cousin Janet. I am so excited for her that I copied some of my webpages about my Richardson family’s adventures there in the late 1800s. Janet is not related to them; she is my cousin on the Virginia side of my family – The VIAs of Virginia. I told her that my grandfather Richardson grew up in Australia and I was trying to remember all of the places that they lived. No, I told her, they were not convicts. They emigrated from England on an honest-to-goodness sailing ship in a quest for a better life. I don’t think that they found it, as they all returned to England, minus my great grandfather and their youngest child who had died.
Those people were the history of yesteryear, and we today are the history of the future. I wrote about them at “Edward and Emily’s Saga.”