My long lost relatives found under my nose on RedBubble

My mum had a nosey at my redbubble profile and noticed a few familiar names. A handful of emails later and we had confirmed it. Mark German, Suzanne German and I are related.

Small world hey?


Mark writes about it here

I have a very large extended family. Years ago, both of my grandparent’s sides used to be quite close. We would catch up at huge family events and knew what was going on in each other’s lives. Time went by, and we drifted apart. For my part, I forgot about some of them, in particular the young kids.

I have very fond memories though. I had an uncle (son of my great-aunt) and a beautiful aunt called Jo. Gorgeous red hair, and captivating green eyes. We didn’t meet very often, but it was always a great time. He had a little girl. This girl was always exuberant, to say the least. She would prance around, singing, playing a tambourine if I remember correctly, generally showing off. A very, very sweet girl – beautiful, extremely talented, and the apple of her parents’ eye. Yes – this was little Jo O’Brien…..

I haven’t been in touch with this branch of the family for many many years, and in fact thought that they had moved interstate. You know how it is – time goes by, and you forget stuff.

Now, for the last 4 months or so, I’ve met with Jo – at regular life-drawing classes, dinner afterwards, great conversations and lots of laughter. She has become a good friend and a wonderful fresh and lively addition to our regular company. Last night, Jo and Jessica Tremp, and Kristy Lee, Michael ‘Michman’ were over, shooting a scene in our bathtub. I made dinner for them, and we had a wonderful evening.

This morning, Jo sends me a mail…
And we confirmed that my Nanna Pep, is her Aunty Pep !!!

I’m totally blown away!

And now I feel all protective about little Jo – she’s blood!

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