Wow, I had a fantastic trip to Hastings this past week. I learned so much about the family and made some invaluable connections with some really interesting people. I am also proud to say that I won the Hastings Unsung Hero award for putting this project together. My mother and I have been joking that I am an Unsung Hero Who Is Extremely Sung, because everybody that I have gone to for information has been so kind and generous with their time and resources. If putting the history of the Pringle and Simmons family online means being a hero, then being one is incredibly easy and quite a lot of fun!
Thank you, everybody. I really cannot express my gratitude in writing. Like I say on the website's Acknowledgments page, "Thank you all so very very much for the experience of a lifetime."
Anyway, because of the media attention, I'm expecting a bit more traffic at the website over the next couple of months. There are so many people out there who know so much more than I do about Carroll and his family, so once again I ask, if you find anything on this website that is incorrect or simply misleading, please let me know and I will do what I can to fix it. I will be puttering around fixing some things by myself, so if things are changing mysteriously around here, that's why.
Today is Carroll's 105th birthday. It was exactly seven years ago today that I made my first concrete plans to come to Hastings! What a wonderful journey it has been. I hope to be in touch with you all.