Jady, I am Larry Michael "Mike" Abbott. I am the oldest child of Troy "Toots" Abbott and Christine "Dolly" Ritter. My sister Nancy Lynn Ganter lives in Alaska and my brother Lloyd Leslie Abbott lives in Arkansas. I was born 09-29-1945 in Stilwell,Oklahoma. Married Janice Elaine Lockhart of Diamond, Missouri on 06-03-1966. We have two living children and had two die at birth or shortly after. Both of our sons live in Texas also and each is married and have two children. Dennis Michael and his wife Debbie have two sons and Jonathan David and his wife Amy have a daughter and a son. My dad and mom divorced when I was in grade school. Both later remarried. My dad's wife is Bettye,and she had three sons by a previous marriage which coincidentally was to my mother's brother Uncle Buryl. Therefore, my dad's three stepson's can be either my cousins or my step-brothers (depending on if we are mad at each other or not). They are Bob, Grady and Rick Ritter. Uncle Bruce is the baby of the family. My Grandfather was Lewis Israel Abbott and my Grandmother's maiden name was Maude Dickerson. They had four sons that survived to adulthood: Buck, Grady, Troy "Toots" and Bruce. There were three girls: Gretchen, Lily, and Loretta. My oldest son Dennis has a very complete genealogy. He has worked on it for several years and if I am not mistaken can trace us back to England during the 15th century. You might contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him what you want to learn. My email is email@example.com and I will be glad to give you any help that I can. How are you related to this clan? Best of luck in your searching. My Aunt Loretta lives in Tulsa and has many many family photos. Her health is not good these days due to a stroke some time back. She is the last surviving girl in the family and all of the boys are still alive although Uncle Buck has also had a number of health problems and my dad has had heart surgery. I want you to know that I was very suprised to find your inquery and see my dad's and Uncle Bruce's names. Please keep in touch. I would like to know more about you.