So now I was ready to get moving on finding my biological father. I have talked to Scott, my possible 1/2 brother. I have done my due diligence in tracing the DNA trail and the family tree hints. I was thrilled that Scott agreed to take a DNA test and that he would be happy to have a new sister! As soon as Scott and I got off the phone I ordered the DNA test kit from Ancestry.com from my phone….I was not going to wait until we got home from our camping trip!! I was floating on cloud 9 the rest of the weekend – I had such a good feeling about this phase in my search! Scott and I messaged back and forth. Sonya and I did also, she was an angel in my eyes for helping me to connect with my possible family.
My only question now was, how did my mom know Scott and Bruce’s dad? They didn’t live in the same city, although not too far away from each other. Their dad worked as a plumber and my dad owned his own chrome plating business…no connection there I could see. But as I was thinking about how the connection could have happened I got an idea. My folks had been very active at the Elks Lodge near them during the 1950’s and 60’s. Also, they both loved to bowl – my dad was a pretty good bowler and used to compete in leagues with the Elks and at different bowling lanes for many years. So I decided to contact the Elks Lodge and see if they had a roster for 1952 and if my possible father was on it, and guess what? He was!!!