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Posted: 7/29/2011
Note: Names, Identifying informaiton and details may have been altered to protect personal identities.

/images/stories.asp?i=20110715115411.0.jpgPictured:
Rosetta Ward Anderson (left) and Ann Ward Jenkins. On December 9, younger sister, Rosetta Anderson flew to Boston, MA from Newport News, VA with her son, Kelvin, to see her long lost sister, Ann Jenkins for the first time in 66 years. Photo Copyrighted by: Barbara J. Ward; Dec. 9, 2010.

My mother never knew what happened to her siblings after her mother, Hattie WARD, and father, Lester WARD, separated. Lester kept Ann and the other siblings went with Hattie. After 66 years, I was too excited to say, "Pam," from the agency I hired, called on Nov. 29 and said she'd found Rosetta! "Pam" found Rosetta's son, Kelvin, first. After verifying pertinent information, she asked if he thought his mom would like to talk to her sister. He said, "Yes, she's been praying for this her whole life!"

(The locator found their brother, Charlie, first. Sadly, he passed away in August. However, his passing was the lead in finding Rosetta because his obituary listed her as a sibling and used her married name.)

My mother was so happy when I told her!!! I asked if she wanted to speak with her sister and she excitedly said, "YES!" Trembling slightly, I called Aunt Rosetta and said, "Hi, this is your niece, Barbara." All I remember is her saying, "Praise God! God is good; it's a great day today!" I handed the phone to Mother and they talked like it was old times.

Plans were made quickly for a visit; within two weeks of finding each other, they were able to give each other the HUG you see in the picture! There are no words to explain the emotions that filled us all as we watched them. They rarely left each other's side during the 3-day visit. Besides looking alike, they share a lot of things in common. For example, they both have daughters named Sharon!

A Reunion Specialist from Search Quest America, the third party search service provider for TroyTheLocator.com, is still working on finding the youngest sister, Edna Ward.

Story written by Barbara Ward

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