|August 27, 2005 Bertha Wildblood Heath died in Bordentown, New Jersey. Her 1945 picture can be seen under New Photos.
August 2, 2005 Doris Wildblood Allen died in East Liverpool, Ohio
July 16, 2005 After recently uploaded-old-newspaper research, it was finally concluded that the maiden name of Drusilla, second wife of potter Jacob H. Wildblood, who was born in Trenton, NJ, and died in Syracuse, NY, was MacKinder.
April 1, 2005. No joke and no fooling. Alan James Wildblood of Bristol, West of England, phoned Alan Lee Wildblood of Berlin, East of Germany. The former is a retired Spitfire and reactor fitter. It was the first conversation of the namesakes and a big thrill for the reporter. One of their subjects was Alan William Wildblood of Church Stretton.
March 12-13, 2005. Alan and Marysia were hosted by Doug and Rosemary Wildblood in Titahi Bay, near Wellington, New Zealand, and their children, Mike and Susan, in Paraparaumu. Rosemary's magazine article, "A Rose By Any Other Name," can be viewed under Faded Papers. The tourists from Germany then stopped in Paraparaumu Beach for a chat with Wildeblood researcher Gina Graham.
March 11, 2005. Author Alan and wife Marysia Wildblood visited Jan Stuijt and wife, Patricia Wildblood Stuijt, in Havelock North, near Hastings, North Island, New Zealand. Jan is retired. Tricia controls the quality of apples for Kelston Orchards. Tricia says she always has a bed (and breakfast) for anyone in the Wildblood family. After breakfast Alan talked to Tricia's brother Terry in Dudley, West Midlands.
February 13, 2005. Stephen Wildblood of Bryn Mawr, Wales, called Alan in Berlin to say that he had obtained the World War I military record of Horace Barrs Wildblood, who served and was hospitalized in Egypt.
February 1, 2005. Ruth Wildblood Martin of Metairie, Louisiana, sent the website author a package of certificates and photos on the family of Eugene Sidney Wildblood, her father, and his sisters. Most were scanned in Berlin and the honorable discharge of Ruth's dad can be found under Faded Papers on this site.