Barry's Relatively Speaking: Fate In The Guise of Friends

Posted on Sep 24, 2012

Barry's Relatively Speaking shares the personal experiences and stories of genealogists found in the Everton Genealogical Helper Magazine collection on Ruth shares the following experience.

Last November, it was my turn to entertain my bridge club. However, I was exhausted from some work that I had just completed, and a friend, Maureen Rischard, offered to act as hostess in my place.

Now Maureen (another genealogist) had not let her subscription to the Helper lapse, as I had. So it was that in looking through the last two issues I saw the letter from Jenny Runge, in Nevada in regard to the Bible of David Wallace, who happens to be my great, great grandfather!

Of course, I called Jenny immediately, and wonder of wonders (since it was seven weeks after the publication of the Sept. issue of the Helper) she still had the Bible!

If I had entertained my bridge club in November, as I was suppose to do, I never would have seen the letter! So it seems that it must have been fate in the guise 3f Maureen, Jenny Runge and the Genealogical Helper who contrived to give me one of my most cher-shed possessions!

I was very impressed that Jenny, a young mother of two pre-school age children, would take the time to write such an all important letter about a family that had no connection with her own!

Now, I will be glad to share the contents of said Bible, which be-onged to David Wallace (wife: Elizabeth Adkins) of Anderson bounty, Tennessee with any descendants who send a stamped, self addressed envelope.

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