Long Overdue Reunion

Sometimes things are just meant to be.

Here’s a time line . . .

1932 Patricia Mogle is born

1954 Veronica Mogle is born

1966 Patricia and Veronica meet for the first time

2015 Veronica finds Patricia on Facebook

2017 Patricia contacts Veronica via Facebook

2017 Patricia and Veronica meet again – This meeting took place in San Diego, CA on October 21, 2017

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Roni didn’t know she had an half-sister until she was about 10 years old. After her dad and his first wife divorced, the ex-wife moved to California with their only child Patricia.

Roni was the only child of Charlie and Mary Mogle and was born 15 years after they married. So Pat and Roni never had the opportunity to meet until Pat and her husband came to Cincinnati in a camper about 1966 with their two kids to visit Pat and Roni’s dad and other relatives living there. She went back to San Diego and over time they lost communication with one another.

Through genealogy research Roni found that Pat had remarried and now knew her current last name and found her on Facebook – then sent a message.

And waited.

It took 2 years for Pat to find the message and then respond. On Sibling Day 2017 Roni gets a Facebook message from Pat ‘I’m your half-sister’.

After several other communications, Roni and Tom decide to make a visit to San Diego. They will be in Albuquerque anyway and SD is a mere 11 hour one way drive west from there. So it’s a plan.

The sisters learn they have more than a few things in common. Pat and her husband also lived in a motorhome, 16 years in fact. They both have 2 children. They both like happy hour. They both golfed.

Pat’s son’s family lives in the area and we were all able to get together one evening. He and his wife have a lovely home in the hills around Lakeside, CA and this is the view.

(Apologies for misspelled names)

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We had a wonderful time meeting family members.

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Roni and her nephew Bob

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Pat and granddaughter Kaylee

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Bob and his wife Jeri

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Bob’s grandkids Kaitlyn and Jasse

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Pat, her granddaughter Shawna and Shawna’s husband Luke

Pat’s daughter lives in Washington State. Looks like we need to plan a visit to the NorthWest.

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  1. Roni,
    This is so awesome! I can’t wait to hear about Pat and her family.
    I love the smile on both of your faces.
    See you soon.

  2. Thank you for making the trip to Ca, it was so great to get to know each other. It is amazing how much we have in common. A great fun time with both of you.
    Thanks again.
    Love Pat

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