How about it

This is going to be short and sweet.  How about meeting next year in Alton, IL for another family reunion.  Just wondering, seems like a really good idea.  Please, family, give me your feed back.

There is a small possibility that Ray, Di, Bob, Sheri and I will be going to Germany around the first week or so in September.  We are going to France in 11 days!  

Again, feedback please

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2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,200 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 5 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Expect an e-mail

Hi, everyone,
Can you believe it’s almost Thanksgiving? Expect an e-mail soon (remember that is a relative term) from Keith about the pictures, which are great by the way, They are posted on Snapfish. His email will explain everything.


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What great memories

I finally arrived home late Friday, September 21. What wonderful memories I have and I hope the ones who were at the reunion have, also.
We are going to have the the photos and family tree up soon (that being a very relative term) and will let you know where you will be able to see them.
To all the relatives “Thanks for the Memories”!


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Charlotte’s in Charlotte

Well, I’m ready for the party to begin. I arrived late Tuesday evening and spent yesterday loafing around the hotel. For those staying here at the Sheraton, the rooms are nice but not fancy. The downstairs lobby and dining-room have been remodeled and look very nice. I have met Beverly, the sales rep that helped Kent set up our reunion. A very nice lady, who unfortunately won’t be here this week-end, but Kathy, the person who set up food, etc. will be.
I’ve talked to Bob (from France) except he and Sheri are in the States driving to Charlotte.

I spent the late morning — early afternoon with Ray and Di. We had lunch at the Waldhorn and give it our approval. The menu looks great and the lunch we had was delicious.

People will be arriving later today and I no longer will be by myself — although the rest was nice. Remember, we will be in Meeting Room C tomorrow. That is on the main floor left of the indoor-outdoor pool.

I can’t wait to see all of you, y’all.

Room 525

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Schedules and such

As I am starting this blog there are only 12 days left until we meet!  I hope you are as excited as I am.  Our schedule for the three days is firmed up as are our menus for Saturday’s Lunch and Dinner.

Agenda:   Understand that things may change a moment’s notice! We’re a family not a convention.

Friday, September 14, 2012  Meeting Room C

12:00 p.m. -11:00 p.m.

  • Mainly meet and greet.  (Set up displays. Family Tree. etc.).
  • Look at pictures, clippings, crafts, etc
  • Show and tell,  possibly a talent and craft talks here?
  • Everyone is in charge of their own meals on this day.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

  • 7-8 AM, early bird meet & greet (tba)

Meeting Room C

  • 8-8:45 AM, intros, name pronunciations Round-Robin
  • 8:45 – 9, break, setup for talks
  • 9-9:45, Bob Misegades (NY) on early history
  • 9:45-9:50  Short Break
  • 9:50-10:25 Kent on Gen 1 & Gen 2,
  • 10:25-10:30 Short 5 minute break
  • 10:30-11:15 Marilyn et al on Gen 3, especially Louis and Kate
  • 11:15-Noon Series of discussion topics of more recent stories (Round Robin)
    • Old family tales  –  true or false (stowaways, Dalton Brothers, Supertramp, etc.)
    • Veterans, who, which branch, activities, where served
    • Famous/infamous members, esp. from sports, business, hobbies, music, politics, etc.
  • Ballroom B  Lunch  
  •     12-2, discussion topics continue during lunch,
  • 2-6, Free time to do as you wish or stay for more show & tell
  • 6-7, Happy Hour at the Waldhorn
  • 7-9, Dinner at the Waldhorn, toast to the family

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2012 Meeting Room C

8:00-11:00 a.m. Good-byes, Continue Show & Tell of display items (and pack up)

11:00-12:00 Check out for most

 Reunion Wrap-up

  • Post all notes, pictures, etc. in a zip file for all to download for posterity.   
  • Updated family tree.  
  • Plans for next reunion? 

As is noted on the schedule on Saturday Noon we will have a Lunch Buffet in a different room (don’t ask me why that’s just where the hotel put us, probably they will set it up while we are talking in the meeting room). As my mother, Phyllis,  would say, anyway, the menu which I tried to copy was in a pdf and didn’t come out as I wanted it to.  But it includes:

Garden Salad,Red  Potato Salad and Mediterranean Pasta Salad, Ham, Turkey, Roast Beef and cheeses Lettuce, Tomato, Onion Relish Tray; A variety of rolls and croissant and Cookies

There was supposed to be  Sweetened Ice tea, but I said a lot of us were from the north and would like it unsweetened, please, so you southerners will have to sweeten  your tea.

We have decided to go with a menu provided by the Waldhorn Restaurant.  If you decide there is nothing you would like on the planned menu you will be able to order off their main menu.  Just a reminder each person, couple or family pays for their own meal.

$ 23.95 per person

Kleiner gemischter Salat
Small Waldhorn Salad

Choice of Entrees:

Waldhorn Sampler Platter
Bratwurst, Roast of Loin Pork & Beef Roulade served with Spätzle & red cabbage

Gegrillter Lachs “Riesling”
Freshly grilled salmon with Riesling Sauce served with almond rice & fresh vegetable

Breaded Veal Cutlets, served with French fries and vegetable of the day

Served warm with Vanilla-Bourbon Sauce

The planning is almost done and soon it will be time to party.  We want you to enjoy yourself and meet family that, either it has been eons since you have seen them, or meet ones that you may have heard their names but never met. More than likely there will be a few more blogs, BUT in case there isn’t I would like to thank, Kent Misegades, Marilyn Misegades Buster, Katherine and Louise Misegades, Katherine Caldwell, Christy Caldwell VanHorn and Gabrielle Van Horn, and Beverly and James Smith (without whom we would not have our shirts) for all the work they have done.  I hope I haven’t left anyone out.

Love you all,


P.S. Do I dare mention that the 16th will be my 72 birthday?

P.P.S. (from Katherine) The 18th will be James Smith’s 39th birthday.

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Bits and Pieces

I am happy to see people are checking out the website to see if anything is new.  Your friendly blogger has not been lazy, just busy.  In fact one thing I have done is make Roy’s BBQ Sauce Mix, packaging it and sending it ahead of me to Charlotte, well really Harrisburg, but close.  When you have 50+, 5 oz. packs that is HEAVY, no way I’m taking that on an airplane.  Luckily, the post office has flat rate boxes.

Old Photos and clipping:

I hope that you have collected old pictures, clippings, etc. and are planning on bringing them to the reunion with stories to match.  A wonderful way to tell our history is through pictures, newspaper clippings, albums etc.  We are planning for great show and tell during our time together.

Talents of all kinds

If you have a talent, please, let us know.  If you dance, sing, are a storyteller, paint, quilt, knit, play a musical instrument (no rock bands, please) let us know.  If you can, bring your crafts with you and we will display them.  Please either comment or e-mail me at the reunion e-mail address:  I think I got it right this time.  If you need a keyboard, my brother, Ray, will have his there.  And, if anyone has a guitar (no steel strings, please), my brother, Bob, would like to borrow it since his sister is goading him into doing something he does at his restaurant in France (and yes, it’s in English).

Schedule and Menu are all but finished and will be posted within a few days.

That’s all for now,


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