During my package design research, I wrote to the Shetland Historic Society. Not only did they respond, but Dorothy, the member who responded, informed me she was my mother's second cousin! This wonderful fortuitous connection resulted in my trip to Shetland, to meet Dorothy and many of my extended family.
We travelled around Shetland, stopping for tea and cake and many stories, at the homes of various cousins. How wonderful.
Dorothy took me to Hardwall House, Delting. The birthplace of my Nana, Johanna Margaret Johnson, in 1900. I am pictured standing in front of the door of Hardwall House.