Reader Carol Norwood is a dedicated genealogist searching for more details of her mother’s life in far off Indonesia.
Her mother Cita Dromer lived in Sumatra from 1927 to 1940. About a month ago, she sent scan of her mother’s Poezie book (a type of scrapbook for poetry and other keepsakes) to The Indo Project. According to the group’s website, “The Indo Project is dedicated to the preservation, promotion, and celebration of Indo culture and history through education and raising public awareness.” They liked her mother’s Poezie book so much they featured it in their newsletter. The album documents a fascinating period in her mother’s life.
There are, of course, a couple of mystery photos. Norwood knows who’s depicted in them, but she’s trying to track down a living person.
Since she’s possibly still living, I’m not going to mention her name. When Carol’s mother immigrated to the United States on the ship Poleau Tello, this South African girl was on board. The two became friends and wrote in each others album.
Carol has tracked down the girl’s family and is hoping for a reunion. My fingers are crossed too. I’ll keep you posted.