Re: Another Samuel Batty
I am responding to this message because we have a time parrellel.My great grandfather, Alexander came from Scotland (we think), in 1890s to British Honduras.My father, Eric S. Batty came to New Orleans in 1930s.Seafaring men are in our family.We wander around the globe.For many years, I had no idea where we were from.Then, in my 30s, a lady said to me, does your family get together and have a grand time?Do they eat and drink and live as if there is no tommorrow? And do they live life passionately and fight for their lives--for love, for each other, for no reason at all?Yes, I said quiietly.Paisano! she screamed, presssing herself against me, Paisano!We're family!!!
I could never imagine that there were others like me in the universe--or at least on the loose!!!!