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Contacting living relatives?

benny1982

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Hi

I am on Facebook and recently a cousin who I have been in contact with for 6 years is now my friend on there. I have met her. She has an older brother who is now 80. She has mentioned me to him so I added him as a friend to make contact and it then said "Awaiting confirmation" but I checked today and it says "Add as Friend" again yet I only sent the request last night. To me it seems he has rejected my friend request.

Their father born in 1902 is my great grandmothers younger brother.

Most relatives I have made good contact with but I suppose for the ones that aren't as interested, its their problem and their loss.

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Give the poor chap a chance Ben.:D :)

He's 80 years old, don't give up on him. Perhaps he spends more time reading or watching TV, than he does on a computer.

My missus uses Facebook, and sometimes she only goes on it once a week, and sometimes longer. And she's a spring chicken by comparison.:D :) :)

Steve.:)
 

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Poor missus!!

She doesn't have much choice, does she ? Someone else is hogging the computer :( :(
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Poor missus.:eek: :eek: Do you honestly think, that I would be allowed to dominate her time on the computer.

I think not Maddie. She's just really bored of Facebook, and my dearest prefers to phone her friends and rellies and have a good old 'live' yakking session.:)

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I'm feeling pretty chuffed at the moment. Out of the blue I got an email from a young lass, asking how I was connected to her G.Grandfather. He was in fact my Grandfather's brother. We are now slowly getting to know each other better. Its the first contact I have had with someone from the Lambert line

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Your judgement seems a bit hasty Ben - give it a little more time perhaps? Maybe you could contact him through his sister who you are already in touch with? Just an idea - I have personal security issues with Facebook and no longer use it - that might/might not be the problem here too. Just a suggestion, each to his own, I don't want to offend Facebook users, nor do I expect my rejection of it to be ridiculed but you might be more successful by e mail or other means of contact. Good luck with it. :)
 

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Give the poor chap a chance Ben.:D :)

He's 80 years old, don't give up on him. Perhaps he spends more time reading or watching TV, than he does on a computer.

My missus uses Facebook, and sometimes she only goes on it once a week, and sometimes longer. And she's a spring chicken by comparison.:D :) :)

Steve.:)
Even at 80 he may be down the rub a dub most evenings drinking whiskey.
 

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