My father doesn't ever remember meeting him, although I was told he did when he was about 12. I think he probably was checking to make sure he could marry his new wife legally? or making sure no one would find out about "them?" I really don't know. I had to tell my father that his own father died before he got the chance to meet him. He waited his entire life to be contacted by this man. He never was.
I called the phone number, I wrote a letter and even rec'vd a letter back. It had some photo copied photos (xerox) as well as a newspaper articles singing his praises, telling his life story, and even some photos of his grandchildren. Nice man. He was even a military chaplain. Maybe God forgave him for "forgetting" that he had a son, granddaughter, great grandchildren? I dunno ? but I haven't. You see he wrote me a letter saying his wife............ "thinks it would be better if he didn't communicate with me because she was unsure of my intentions."
You see , Mr. I.V. never had children with this wife although she did have children previously. He did have a son once with a previous wife, but he passed away at an early age ( maybe 30) . There were no "natural" heirs and apparently she didn't want him to have any.
Yea............... I was "covered up" or "discarded" ...........by him & her........people I never knew that I was "related" too. They say blood is thicker than water, yes maybe in a literal sense but otherwise I believe this to be a myth. My "thickness" remains with those that have no common DNA and I am sure I am not alone in that.
I am not sorry I wrote that letter, I learned a lot. I learned .... a lesson. I learned ... and still have much more to learn...