Monday, January 16, 2012

Are you my relative?

Hello Children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren........

If you are related to
Evelyn Ketchmark, Myrtle Craite, John Henry Brown,
Dorothy Harmening, Leonard Brown, Robert Kvam,
Richard Lundquist, Robert Lundquist and Clarence Ahlberg
you are related to me!  These are my children.

My name is Clara Josephine Brown. 
If you want to learn more about me, my husbands, my children and all of our anchestors, write to me at my email address I can send you a scanned copy of the Brown Family History Album created by Janice Marie Snyder, my granddaughter.  Hats off to Janice for all the
previous work she has done to preserve our story. 
I dedicate this blog to you, Janice.

I think it is time for us to gather together and celebrate our history. 
How about we gather this Summer? 
How about we go back to the place where you first gathered?
Minnehaha Park?  

Mark your calendars. 
Saturday, Aug 4th 2012 at Minnehaha Park.
We have so many good reasons to get together. 
One very special reason greatgrandson
Michael Albrecht will be celebrating his 45th birthday. 
Let's plan a great big family birthday bash for Mike.

Now, I am going to need to know how many of you
want to come celebrate our Brown Family History
so please let me know (as soon as you have decided)
if you are coming or not.  I also need your help
spreading the word to all the relatives.
 There are many missing mailing addresses and email addresses.
 Please share with me all the addresses you have at
I'll be sure to keep our personal information safe and
contact information will not be posted on this blog.

 Every month I will be asking for your help in planning this reunion. 
First decision to be made is.....what would you like to do during our reunion?

 Some of my ideas are
meet early in the day
introduce family and take group photos
bring your own picnic lunch
visit, tell stories, share pictures
explore the park, trails and other things nearby
play some games (anyone know where the trophy is?)
celebrate Greatgrandson Mike's birthday with a special treat
visit more, tell more stories (anyone want to plan a program?)
dinner on your own and return to the park for evening festivities

Send me your ideas and comments. 
I would love to hear from you and value your input.