Wednesday, March 13, 2013

An update from Donna

I've been busy after getting back from Colorado after Christmas.  The weather in Hawaii has been wet and windy, but still happy to be here than under the snow and storms some of the mainland has received.
   The greater Rees family of Wales has had a sad week with the passing, March 10th, of Tony Lythe (Anthony Frederick Arthur Lythe), husband of Cristabel (John) Lythe, my 3rd cousin once removed.  Cris' great-grandmother and my great-grandmother were sisters in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, daughters of patriarch Elias Rees born 1811 in Carmarthenshire.  Tony was a Welshman through and through, born in Breconshire, and always proud of his heritage.  A wonderful person, he will be missed.
Tony Lythe
   Better news on the Welsh side, is that another descendant of the same great-grandmother's sister, Janet (Rees) Davies is coming to Hawaii to visit me.  The visitor is Helen Medlock, a part of triplets, who all visited me when they were 13 years old with their mother, Judith.  Now Helen is grown up and has been traveling on her own.  I am looking forward to seeing here again, and showing her more of the sights of Oahu.
Helen Medlock and her brothers in 2001
 

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