Are you on ancestry.com? Chuck and I have a couple of trees that we dabble with sometimes.
Back in 2015 I got an email from a woman who was curious about the picture of her grandma on my page. Come to find out J and I are related to 'grandma's' sons.
I'm a part of Bob's line and she is from his brother Bud's.
She emailed me the other day saying she was going to submit 2 books to historical societies back east and could she use some of my pictures.
Then she writes, 'This might interest you. I recently learned your grandpa took a road trip with his cousin, Aunt, and Uncle when he was only 20. They drove cross country in 1928, some of the earliest travelers to do so. I have some of the letters his cousin wrote to her mom while on that trip and I've dedicated some of the pages in the book to the Summer of 1928 and will include the letters.'
Then I wrote:
"I have pictures of that road trip! I've always wondered who they were and what they were doing!"
She was stunned! "You leave me astounded that you have the actual photos of the 1928 trip!"
I've spent most of today scanning them all and have sent them to her. It's just amazing to me that we connected, all because of that photo of my grandma! Actually, J's grandma, my great-grandma!
Thought I'd share some of the photos with you. They drove from Massachusetts to California. And in fact, the last photo says they are in Tijuana, Mexico!