Of all the things I expected when we purchased Sligo and by starting this blog the last thing on my mind was making connections with strangers. I knew family and friends would want to know what was going on, curious to watch our slow descent into insanity and, of course, the progress of the house but I didn’t expect to hear from people with real connections to the property.
Over the last few months I have heard from and met(!) descendants of the family who built the house. I have talked genealogy and researched extensively said family that they kind of feel like my own at this point. I have met, by total chance, a possible descendant of Dr. Mortimer, one of the first men to own the property. I have talked with folks who either lived at the property or who knew someone who lived at the property and remember visiting.
I never expected my life to be so enriched by this project but here I am, with my “two sizes too small” heart slowly growing.