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  • Writer's pictureLeah Jones

Lost and Found: Missing Family Members

Everyone should know by now that I love Craigslist (and have a cyber-crush on founder Craig.) and check it daily. Usually I’m reading the missed connections and the personals, but today I clicked on Lost and Found.

Amid the missing i-pods and camera phones were two ads that caught my eye. Two people looking for their biological fathers. One who knows her fathers name, but can’t find him. A second who has stories passed to her by aunts, but no real idea who her father is.

I can not imagine how it must feel to have to post on Craigslist that you’re looking for your father. I take for granted that I grew up with both my parents (married over thirty years) all of my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and a family tree investigated by my grandparents. So in addition to my living relatives, I have information about anyone who ever lived on the farm back to the boat we came over on.

Most of the people I run with also have all of this information–still married parents, living grandparents, nearby families–so I never even think about having to post a missed connection for anything more than some guy I didn’t talk to on the train or lost and found for my own camera phone or a witty lost and found for fashion sense.

So thanks to my mom and dad and grandparents and great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents, etc, for staying a family for seven generations. That’s all I’m trying to say.

In case anyone can help these two find their biological dads, here are the ads.

Looking for my Dad Ronald Zach

LOST: Biological Father!

I’m looking for my 1/2 brother Christoper Orion (Last name?)

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