Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
The Family Tree -
Family Reunions • Gatherings • Meetings
by Edith Wagner
Ready for a new reunion season? It’s
coming quickly and requires attention to ensure everyone who’s agreed to
help is, indeed, helping. During these late winter months, review your
plans and make sure details are in order.
Is someone finishing a family recipe
book/memory book/directory? It needs careful proofreading before going to
print. Don’t be late sending the book to the printer because you don’t
want to add postage to the price and your expenses when mailing it after
the reunion because it wasn’t delivered in time. Anyway, you’ll want to
share your hard work and enjoy the triumph of your family admiring your
special product just for them.
How about t-shirt or cap orders? You’ll
need sizes and artwork before you order and time to make sure those
walking family reunion ads can be worn during the reunion. Get your orders
in early to avoid paying express delivery to get them to you in time. For
custom jobs, ask the printer when he needs the order to ensure you will
have it back in plenty of time.
We recommend not tempting fate when
ordering custom work for reunions. It will only lead to the kind of
disappointment you could have avoided.
These are some reunions coming up this
July 12, 2003 at Hundred Acres House,
South Park PA. Theme this year: Christmas in July. Lisa Alzo,
Oct 8-10, 2004, Massachusetts.
Stafford-Ames Morse, 12522 Corliss Ave N, Seattle WA 98133;
7th annual family reunion. Thanksgiving
Day 2003, West Fork Community Building, West Fork AR. Ruth T. coordinator,
PO Box 622, West Fork AR 72774-0622;
Descendants of Benjamin Culbert
(Ontario, Canada) and Joseph LaFreniere (Quebec). July 17 -21, 2003,
Fortune Bay Casino Resort on Lake Vermillion, Tower MN. Nancie Dalton
Descendants of John Owen Foley & Mary M.
(McDonald) Foley and Denis Murphy & Margaret (Sullivan) Murphy of Ireland,
then Newmarket area, York County, New Brunswick, Canada. July 18- 20,
2003, Sheraton Hotel, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. Pat (Foley)
Casper, 8722 Grand Oak Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84121; 801-942-1392;
Descendants of William, the Immigrant
(1651-1701). Oct 4-5, 2003, Chatham and Fredericksburg, VA. Charleen
Oerding, 834 SE Malden St, Portland OR 97202-5910; 503-233-6974;
July 18-20, 2003, Herndon VA. A special
celebration of the lives of LeRoy W. Homer (killed 9-11-01 on Flight 93),
Alice Homer Hodges and Amos Homer. Cheryl Homer Wilson 703-450-2433;
Marilyn Homer Johnson email@example.com
"Mother Cumberland--A Harvest of
Memories: Reunion 2003"
For anyone with an ancestor of any
surname who lived in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania during the 1700s.
Cumberland County is the parent county to more than 20 other counties.
July 18-20, 2003. University of Shippensburg, Shippensburg PA. Donna
July 24-27, 2003, Morristown NJ. Theme
is "Keep the Muchmore Flame Burning" and will feature the American
Revolution. For more information call Glenn Coutts, 201-539-3818 or email
Sep 2-7, 2003, Williamsburg VA. James R
Seeley, 108 Westridge Dr, Churchville VA 24421; 540-337-8633;
Aug 6-10, 2003, West Springfield MA. Bob
and Ellie Van Valkenburgh thru April 2003 919-847-5088; beginning May 1,
2003 413-786-6295; NAVVF2@aol.com
For more reunion information, visit
Reunions magazine at
where you can request a free sample of Reunions magazine. Also see
Reunions Workbook and Catalog and The Family Reunion Sourcebook
by Edith Wagner (1999, Lowell House, Los Angeles) in bookstores. List your
reunion (also free) by emailing info to
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