Sunday, June 2, 2013
Half-sisters bond after a lifetime apart
Schenectady, Scotia residents share their stories in a memoir
By Alexis Willey/For The Sunday Gazette
Patricia Walsh’s journey of adoption and reconciliation that spanned nearly 70 years had a “wonder-full” ending, in its most basic definition, according to the Scotia resident. “It added a whole new dimension to my life, and she feels the same way,” said Walsh. The “she” is Walsh’s half-sister, Schenectady resident Arlene Loucks. The two spent their entire lives apart, never knowing the other existed until recently....