Owsley - Housley - Ousley
- Ouseley - Howsley - Poyntz
We'll meet at the Ramada
Conference Center Thursday, June 16, thru Saturday, June 18, The
Conference Center is well located at 2143 North Broadway in Lexington,
Kentucky 40505. Amenities include complimentary airport pick-up and
delivery, a pool, and an on-site restaurant and lounge. Special rate of
$69 per night for one or two bed room if you mention you're attending the
OFHS conference. This rate will be honored for those arriving a night or
two early and/or remaining after the conference.
Thursday, the 16th: early
registration and optional visit to the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill to
see people dressed in period costume performing Shaker tasks and
crafts--like soap making, furniture making, weaving, etc. We can have
lunch from a Shaker menu and boat and wagon rides are available. There is
no charge to tour the village, visit the gift shop, and enter the
restaurants. For those wanting to tour the house and building interiors
to watch crafts, etc. there is a special group rate of about $9.50 (price
subject to change by next June). It also is possible for attendees to
spend the night in a Shaker Village building on Wednesday, the
15th--meeting the rest of us when we arrive on Thursday.
On Thursday evening there
will be a gathering of cousins for dessert and coffee in our hospitality
room back at the hotel.
On Friday morning we'll
have our annual Business Meeting and then carpool to Pleasant Retreat,
home of former Kentucky Governor William Owsley. At Governor Owsley's
house we'll see a 10 minute video about the home, tour the house and
grounds, and have a catered lunch in the air conditioned barn.
may choose to do genealogical research in area libraries, or visit some of
the outstanding Lexington sites--such as the Mary Todd Lincoln House, the
Kentucky Horse Park, etc.
Friday evening, dinner is
on your own with friends and family. The hospitality room will be open so
that and cousins may gather there after dinner to share photos, stories,
and genealogical information.
We'll have a full day on
Saturday--with speakers on such diverse topics as the lives of Byzantine
Emperors who were our ancestors through Dorothea Poyntz by Sheila
Patterson; Ronny Bodine's adventures coming to the U.S. and beginning
kindergarten without speaking a word of English; Jane and Ray Hanson's
humorous telling about their adventures applying to attend the Knights of
the Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle: the procedures, the ceremony, plus
advice for other Owsleys who might want to attend a future ceremony; and
James Griffin will recount an historical Owsley adventure in his retelling
of "The Long Night", by Andrew Lytle and noted Auburn Professor Emeritus,
Dr. Frank Lawrence Owsley., Jr.
We end the conference
Saturday evening with our traditional banquet and social--games,
entertainment, and visiting.
You do not have to be a
memeber to attend.
Hope to see you all there.
Homer "Andy" Anderson
220 West Glenwood Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37917
P. O. Box 10959
Eugene, OR 97440