I asked them after reading your reply and yes they do remember and I would not be surprised that it was because they were busy that the cards and letters stop or did not get answered - in fact the whole family is just too busy including my brothers who have kids and yet do not show up for family get togethers!!! anyways, its good to know that there is family in other places!!!
For myself I am interested in the history of ones family - this mostly came about from my dad and from my mother`s side inwhich she is french canadian and native american as well so for myself I have cousins living on the reserve not far from here.
Now if I can find more info going to my dad`s father side perhaps...