Hi, Kelly, I'm delighted to hear from you. Yes, I am Eric's brother, but I don't really understand how you found me. Not to worry, all that is unimportant for the moment. The Whitmarsh family never was very close, and they had a lot of stuff going on that they'd not be very proud to have aired in public! If I'm right, I think I saw your mother once, but only very briefly. You and your mum evidently don't see eye-to-eye with Eric. I can't say it surprises me. I don't know what has been said about me, but you'll probably know that I walked out in my teens and never returned. There is a lot of history to that, but as this seems to be an open forum, I'd better not say too much. Is it possible for you to email me direct? Just briefly, I'm still married to Stephen's mum, Susan, and we have two other children - Gill aged 17 and Peter aged 14. I did track Eric down a while ago, but didn't make contact. I decided that too much water had gone under the bridge and, more importantly, I didn't want my parents getting hold of my address! Hectic, isn't it, when the scars of childhood still show at 50! Anyway, Kelly, I'll end this with my email address. Unless the system cuts it out, you should be able to reply privately. I'd love to hear from you again to fill in some of the blanks. Thank you for your kindness.