Today they started the search.

My wife and her sister were reminiscing about their youth.  A list was soon forthcoming.  As the names emerged, the wondering began.

Soon they were on the internet.  One name was a mutual friend whom they had not seen for a decade or two.  The name popped up in an old database on phone numbers.  She no longer lived in that area. 

But, others of the same last name were there.  They could be relatives.

A phone call was placed.  This was a nephew.  He took down our phone number and contacted his aunt (privacy is a good policy).  Within minutes the friend phoned back.  More than a half hour later they had exchanged life stories and made each others day!!

Now, that’s a fun and good use of time and resources!!