I was so excited to read your letter this morning and yes, my name is Helen Ruth Culwell (my maiden name) and my mother's name was Omie Stidham. She has since passed away. I reside in Citrus Heights, California, which is a suburb of Sacramento. I have one son and one granddaughter who live in Phoenix, Arizona. I left Alabama when I was in my 20's and haven't had much contact with any relatives. I was able to meet my father, Henry, only once in my life. Very sad because my mother wouldn't allow me to visit him. He was 47 and my mother 39 when I was born. Because of their ages most of my family, grandparents and such,had passed away. I never got much of a chance to know anyone except Margaret and Howard, Henry's children from his first marriage. There was another half-brother, James, and to my knowledge, we never met.There are pictures of him holding me when I was a baby. The only chance I had to meet Ralph was also when I was very young at a dinner at Margaret's house in Hanceville, Alabama. I don't have any pictures of the Culwell family and as I said not much information. I think this is wonderful we have found each other. My other e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org. We could communicate by telephone but I believe the time differences would be an issue. Probably be best to write each other if you don't mind. Send me your e-mail address and I can send pictures to you. Look forward to hearing from you.