The Lovell Family
Association will hold 14th reunion in Plymouth, Vermont
The 14th reunion will be held on August 11, 2002 at Plymouth State Park,
Plymouth, Vermont. The reunion is for the Lovell Family Association
(descendants of Alexander of Medfield, Massachusetts and Thomas of
For more information you
can contact: Elisabeth Lovell Bowman, 12 Leone Rd., Toms River, NJ
The Hotchkiss Family Association celebrates 119th reunion
The Hotchkiss Family Association will hold its 119th reunion on August 17,
2002 in Lyons, New York.
For more information contact: HFA, c/o Joan A. Johnson, 36 Beach Dr.,
Prospect, CT 06712-1603; or call at: 203-753-5423 (after June 1st). You
can also contact Stuart Hotchkiss, 325-589-8011 or email at:
August 17 is a day of celebration for Sarah McClelland and Philip
Come to a day of celebration for Sarah McClelland and Philip McConnell. It
will be held on August 17, 2002 at the Otto Community Center in Otto,
For more information contact: Thomas J. McConnell, Jr., 630 Mountain View
Circle, Gainesville, GA 30501-1674; call at 770-536-3268; or email at:
The Arner/Orner Family Association sets reunion for August
In 1735 Hans Ulrich Arner and Verena Eberhard immigrated to Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania from Switzerland. The Arner/Orner Family Association is
looking for their descendents. The reunion will be August 24-25, 2002 in
Lehigh County, Pennsylvania.
For more information contact: Sarah Fessler Peveler, 229 W. Upsal St.
#315, Philadephia, PA 19119; call at 215-438-2188; email at:
can also contact Arner Listserv at
ARNER-L@rootsweb.com or go to
The Towne Family Association, Inc. to meet in New Orleans, Louisiana
The Descendants of William and Joanna Blessing Towne (Nurse, Estey,
Bridges, Cloyes, Perkins, Cummings, etc. collateral lines) will be having
a reunion September 4-8, 2002, in New Orleans, Louisana. The Towne Family
Associations, Inc., the descendants listed above will be meeting at the
For more information contact: Wayne M. Riggle, 19 Fairway Dr., Etowah, NC
28729-9769; or email at:
The Reynolds Family Association will celebrates 77th Annual Reunion in
At the Holiday Inn, Inner Harbor Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland on September
12-14, 2002 the Reynolds Family Association will meet to celebrate it's
77th annual reunion.
For more information contact: Susan Phaneuf, 4502 King George Ct., Perry,
Hall, MD 21128. You can also contact Sybil Lee Taylor at
The FGS Annual Conference set for Ontario, California
On August 7-10, 2002 the FGS will hold its Annual Conference in Ontario,
For more information contact the FGS Business Office, PO Box 299040,
Austin, TX 78720-0940; or call at 888-FGS-1500; or email at
email@example.com; or go to the
web site at www.fgs.org.
The Germans from Russia Heritage Society sets August for meet
The Germans from Russia Heritage Society Convention will be held on August
7-10, 2002 at the Radisson Inn, Bismarck, North Dakota.
For more information contact: GRHS, 1008 E. Central Ave., Bismarck, ND
58501, call 701-223-6167.
The Darke County Genealogical Society, Inc. will present workshop
September 7, 2002
A workshop with John Phillip Coletta will be presented by the Darke County
Genealogical Society, Inc., on September 7, 2002. It will take place at
the Elk's Lodge on 214 W. 3rd St. in Greenville, Ohio.
For more information contact: Alice Huffman, 154 Euclid St., Versailles,
OH 45380; call: 937-526-3953, or email:
The Western Reserve Historical Society plans 2002 class
"Making your family come to life," a class designed for advanced
genealogists will be presented on September 14, 2002 in Cleveland, Ohio.
It is presented by the Western Reserve Historical Society.
For more information contact: Roger Ellsworth, PO Box 181201, Cleveland
Heights, OH, 44118-2101; call at 216-283-6451; email:
A two-day seminar will be presented by The Maryland Genealogical
Society in September
"Tracing Your Delmarva Ancestors" will be presented as a two-day seminar
at the Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland on September 20-21,
2002. The seminar is given by The Maryland Genealogical Society and will
focus on topics of interest to family historians of Maryland and Delaware.
Contact Delmarva Roots, 217 Schley Ave., Lewes, DE 19958; call
800-576-8608; or go on-line at:
www.Delmarvaroots.com, for more information.
The 25th Anniversary of The Yellowstone Genealogy Forum will be held in
On September 20-21, 2002, in Billings, Montana, The Yellowstone Genealogy
Forum will host the Montana State Genealogical Society Conference in honor
of it's 25th anniversary. It is to be at the Sheraton Hotel and John
Colletta is the featured speaker.
For more information contact: Verba Valentine, 3274 Granger E, I-4,
Billings, MT 59102, call at 406-656-9840, or email at:
The Fox Valley Genealogical Society presents Henry Z. "Hank" Jones
The Fox Valley Genealogical Society will host a seminar entitled
"Unlocking Ancestral Mysteries" with Henry Z. "Hank" Jones at the Grace
United Methodist Church in Naperville, Illinois on September 28, 2002. The
church is located at 300 E. Gartner Road.
For more information contact: FVGS, PO Box 5435, Naperville, IL
60567-5435; call at: 630-369-2152; email at:
firstname.lastname@example.org; or go on-line at:
Why is our flag folded like that?
Have you ever noticed on TV or at military funerals that the honor guard
pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the American flay 13 times?
I've known how the 21-gun
salute was determined (adding the digits of 1776), but only recently
learned why the flag was folded 13 time when it is lowered or when it is
folded and handed to the widow at the burial of a veteran. Here it is:
The first fold of our
flag is a symbol of life.
The second fold is a
symbol of our belief in eternal life.
The third fold is made in
honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a
portion of their lives for the defense of our country at attain peace
throughout the world.
The fourth fold
represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God,
it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in times of war for
his divine guidance.
The fifth fold is a
tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our
Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but
it is still our country, right or wrong."
The sixth fold is for
where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to
the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which
it stand, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice
The seventh fold is a
tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we
protect our country and our flag against all he enemies, whether they be
found within or without the boundaries of our republic.
The eighth fold is a
tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death,
that we might see the light of day, and to honor mother, for whom it
flies on Mother's Day.
The ninth fold is a
tribute to womanhood; for it has been through their faith, their love,
loyalty, and devotion that the character of the men and women who have
made this country great has been molded.
The tenth fold is a
tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for
the defense of our country since they were first born.
The eleventh fold, in the
eyes of a Hebrew citizen represents the lower portion of the seal of
King David and King Solomon, and glorifies in their eyes, the God of
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
The twelfth fold, in the
eyes of Christian citizens, represents an emblem of eternity and
glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
When the flag is
completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our nation's
motto, "In God We Trust."
After the flag is
completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked
hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George
Washington, and the sailors and marines who served under Captain John Paul
Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed
forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges, and
freedoms we enjoy today.
There are some traditions and ways of doing things which have a deep
With thanks to Lauren Boyd.
A note from Seumas
Och-on! I'm a wee blonde doggie on page 15 of the last Family Tree. Thanks
for publishing my picture, but I'm noo a Westie! I'm the least common
color of Scottie: Wheaton (the other two colors are black and brindle).
When my coat is cut right, the ends of my blonde hair make red tips on
them. Another reason you may not recognize me for a Scottie was that my
master had not cut my hair before he took me to the games. Enclosed is a
picture of me looking a little more presentable for such a find
publication as yours
(signed) Seumas Colquhoun
Wow! A new Revolutionary War Museum planned!
The story of the American Revolution has been told in bits and pieces by
museums across the United States, but now a new museum is being planned as
the "premier educational, historical and cultural institution concerning
the American Revolution."
The National Park Service
and the National Center for the American Revolution have teamed up to
create a place to display the world's most comprehensive collection of
Revolutionary artifacts. Located at the trailhead of Valley Forge National
Historical Park, the museum will show visitors the events leading up to
the revolution, the 1777-1778 encampment of General George Washington and
the Continental Army at Valley Forge, and a chronicle of the war itself.
The 21-acre museum complex will be completed in 2005.
http://www.valleyforgemuseum.org to learn more.
Thanks to the Valley
Leaves, Tennessee Valley Genealogical Society, PO Box 1568, Huntsville, AL
Did you know that The Civilian Conservation Corps did all of these
46,854 bridges were
800 state parks were
created. Before this, many states, including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto
Rico, and the Virgin Islands, had no state parks.
85, 000 American Indians
enlisted in CCC programs.
4,622 fish rearing ponds
structures were restored. The Gettysburg Battlefield was among them.
5,000 miles of water
supply lines were laid.
3,462 beaches were
45 million trees and
shrubs were relocated for landscaping.
3 billion trees were
Millions of acres and
thousands of lakes were, for the first time, surveyed and mapped.
1,865 drinking fountains
27,191 miles of fences
204 lodges and museums
201,739 man-days were
spent fighting coal fires, many of which had been burning since the
earliest recorded American history. In Wyoming alone, the CCC boys saved
billions of tons of coal.
Hundreds of thousands of
man-days were spent fighting forest fires.
3,116 lookout towers were
constructed in parks and historical sites.
8,065 wells and pump
houses were built.
Thousands of man-days
were spent in flood control.
Thanks to the Shenandoah
Chapter of the Civilian Conservation Corps, visit their website at
http://pages.prodigy.com/reunion/facts.htm, via Buried Treasures,
Central Florida Genealogical Society, Inc., PO Box 536309, Orlando, FL