November 2004


Stand up the other Mike Smales.

E- mails come and go , as they do, and suddenly an e-mail, from Mike Smales in South Africa. He and Carrie were about to visit England and Ireland for a holiday and would pop in to see us. This they did. Are we related? was the question, as our family tree goes back to the late 1600’s, we were able to look at the possibilities, may be 300 years back, but not recently. The ironical thing being, that Mike and Carrie’s son Barry and wife Melissa farm near George, in the Cape, and also make cheese from their own cows milk