I have always liked puzzles. When my daughter asked me why certain persons attended the same weddings, funerals, and family events that we did, it was time to organize and put together our puzzle. Unfortunately the night my father brought family information to start his lineage, he had a heart attack and died before we could begin. So our personal 'History Mystery' had a slow start. By good fortune and sheer luck I was connected to a distant cousin in North Carolina and it has been an addiction ever since. Now my grandchildren are assisting. And life goes on and the puzzle never ends.
Valerie Malmont Thank you for posting the memorial for Countess Valerie S. Malmont. I might not have known of her death had I not seen it. I never personally met Valerie but in 2003-2004 she and several others joined me in a research project which delved into the mysterious life and death of Jan Bartell, an obscure author, poet, and off-Broadway actress. All of my conversations with Valerie took place via phone and email but even so, I feel very fortunate to have had that contact with Valerie. She was a unique and very talented person. She will be missed, I'm sure, by all who knew her.
RE: grateful Thank you for the kind words - and very happy to be able to help! As always, please let me know if you would like transfers / photo requests. Always happy to return loved ones to loved ones. My best, Cor.