They are nearly gone!

My mother and mother in law died in february 2009 only 2 weeks apart. So sad, and sadder still, they were both nearly the last of their family. My mom was an Oliphant/Hamm with married name of Moore, my mother in law was a Moore(maiden) her mothers name was Campbell(From Glascow Scotland) with a married name of Stofer. I did some research and found in-common ancestors from Scotland all over the place. Now that they are gone and only one on each side is left I feel I have no family. We are not wealthy, we are not poor, we just are. I can't imagine that my greatgrandpa Albert Ardel Oliphant would be any less than shocked at the Oliphant disappearance from his side. The Oliphant and Campbell/Moore names have again been joined, I didnt know where my maiden name of Moore came from until I married my husband Richard, and his doctor with that surname also told us that it was Scotish. I guess I just wanted someone to hear this, Richard and I were born 3 days apart, our Social secrity numbers are identical until the last 2 numbers, his mothers maiden name was Moore, and so was mine. Our families frequented and even lived in the same areas. We went to the same school for a while. And I found where in the Campbell ancestory there was an Elizabeth Campbell who married a David Oliphant many generations ago. I would like to have more family. I have a dream, that is to go to Scotland and join in on the fun of a reunion of the Oliphant Clan. I first found out that I was part of something special when I was around 8 years old. My maternal grandmother was reading her family bible and shared some of the info she had written there, I saw a strange symbol and I asked her what it meant and she said it was our family crest. I was so very proud and then she told me about my Scotish ancestory as told to her by my grandfather and his father. I was, and still am to this day, fascinated!!!!!!! I was so very pleased to research and find connections to very influential people and great events. Some day I will join all of you at the gathering when things permit, this has been the worst year of my life, I pray that God will remove cancer from our world. God bless all of my kin and have a great reunion. Tina Stofer

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