Wisconsin Woman Shocked To Learn New Next-Door Neighbor Is Her Long-Lost Sister.
Something To Go On
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The packet showed the names of her biological parents and bits of information on them. Harris discovered that Wayne Clouse, her biological dad, had passed in 2010. There was an obituary in the packet, which also contained the names of Clouse’s kids. It turns out that she had two half-sisters named Renee and Dawn. She even had two half-brothers from her mom’s side, so she still had a lot of searching to do in order to be reunited with her blood relatives.
After a couple of years, Harris managed to connect with her half-brothers. But, finding her half-sisters from her dad’s side had proven to be quite a challenge. She conducted an extensive search using her sister’s maiden name, Clouse, and her married name, which Harris found in their father’s obituary. All she dug up was that in 1983, Dawn won the Miss Loyal Corn Fest. At this point, it appeared as though she’d hit a roadblock in her search, and she was about ready to give up.
Meet The Neighbors
A married couple moved into the house next door a few years later. The home needed a lot of work, so the couple had opted to renovate the home first before moving in. Harris knew she’d have to get along well with her new neighbors because the two houses shared a driveway. Her husband Lance introduced himself to them, but Harris hadn’t gotten the chance yet. But her daughter Stella formed a friendship with the couple next door right away.
Young And Friendly
Stella was mesmerized by the neighbors. She seemed particularly intrigued by Dawn, who was the wife. Stella would walk over to the house while Dawn was busy working on repairs, and she’d offered to help by pulling weeds or washing the screen. Fortunately, Dawn seemed to be very nice. Then, Harris noticed a truck delivering materials to her neighbors. There was a banner on the package, which had her neighbors’ last name: Johnson. Harris was stunned.
Was That Her?
Harris learned from her husband Lance that her neighbor’s name was Dawn Johnson and that she was from Greenwood. Ironically, one of her half-sisters was also from Greenwood, and was named Dawn Johnson, at least, according to the obituary. What were the odds that her sister would become her next-door neighbor? Harris was excited and scared. But what if she was wrong? She needed to be certain, so she sent Dawn a text.
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