Hi all those family names are MiNE, you may be my cousin, I am Pam and tried earlier today Feb 10, 2008 *sorry just reg'std w Geneology dot com, so first time )
Marie you posted in this forum for Kirby McLaughlin and Ballam or Ballem all the same names I share, I was "coastal" cousin and you were 1 of 5 girls, Donna, Marie and Patty or Patty Ann, Joe and Patsy Kirby (Patsy Ballem or Ballam of MA, the mother Rose and father John of Boston area, my grandmother Elizabeth McLaughlin Wheeler was Rose's sister, whole family came from NO Ireland and frequently mentioned were counties Donegal or Tyrone, Galway and County Mayo not No Irish but where we had family or had sprung from, most Catholic, Nana had my mother Annabel and Uncle George a funny man who served in the Army lived w us in our beach community and visited the Kirby's and the girls often, Patsy really love George as did we all...He married late in life and died in NH, as did my mother Annabel at 87 (I was only caregiver); Elizabeth Rose's sister died in Winthrop Mass at 86 or 87, while I was out here in CO. I lost touch years ago with the Kirby family but never forget visits to their country home.
We are all no doubt grandparents, would love to hear from Marie, Donna or any living cousins. And grandkids. Is Patsy who "ruled the roost" still alive she'd be over 80? Joe?