A couple of days ago I had a phone call from my second cousin Jane Conway in Bristol, quite out of the blue.
We visited her a year ago, and it was the first time we had met her. So it was good to hear from her again. Her grandfather, Cyril Allen Hayes, was the brother of my grandfather Percy Wynn Hayes.
She reported that Derek Scott, husband of another cousin, Gillian Bain, had died a week earlier at the age of 83. Derek was a musician, and wrote the music for the Muppets TV show. Gillian was a ballet dancer, with the stage name Sidonie Darell.
Cousin Jane is going to America soon, to help her daughter, who lives there, move house.
And today is our son Jethro's birthday.
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