We were recently able to reconnect with some of my Mother-in-laws family. As it turns out Lori (my Mother in law) grew up a mere hour and a half from where we live now. She grew up in Slippery Rock, PA. So when they were here it was only natural that we would take a venture out there to learn a little bit more about our family and their history. Plus it was only 10 minutes from some huge outlets so we were sure to stop in there too!
We met many relatives and I was especially glad to meet Auntie Donna. She has done so much research and work on genealogy. She knows all the stories and has all the pictures. She has compiled a whole bunch of letters that were written by Kiester ancestors during the 1812's. She knows every story and was able to give us some insight into Grandpa Kiester. It was really neat and I am glad that we were able to go. It was interesting to be able to see the area where the Kiester's have made a great impact. There was even a road there named after them- that is how important they were! And it is always neat to see where someone you know and love grew up... and to see them rediscover it.