I have been helping my son with a school project on our ancestors and we are using Ancestry.com. I've stumbled upon your message board wanting more information about Earl and his family. Long story short, I was told last weekend that I am Earl's granddaughter. My father was named Steven Allen Bast who passed away in 1993 from suicide. My grandmother Marybell Bast (Brenner) and Earl were engaged at one time and she became pregnant. Earl and Mary had a falling out and she married Carl Bast. Carl then adopted my father Steven within the first year of their marriage. This information is fairly new to me and I have not yet reached out to Earl to see if he even knew about my father. My father married Karen Bast (Pink) from Lancaster and had two daughters, myself and my sister Ashley. My sister and I have a very strained relationship with Mary and this meeting between us was 10 years in the making. I basically set the meeting up so that my two sons could meet her and to see if she would finally tell who my father's dad was. Any help with this would be great.
I see you and Earl have a daughter named Ann. If I am related to Earl, then she would be my half aunt. I look forward to hearing from you. If you would like to email me at email@example.com