are you attending one this summer? Do you have an annual family reunion? Is this a milestone class reunion year for you? Tell us about your reunion: Are you looking forward to it? Have you done anything special to prepare (i.e., put together a photo album; exercise; etc.)? Have you been involved in organizing it?

If you want, contact any people who knew you and were part of your life, either family or old friends. Ask them to record any memories of you from that part of your life.

If you want to include other people’s memories of you in your journals…

  1. Make a list of people from your childhood and ask them to share their memories with you, in their own words.
  2. Record each memory on a separate piece of paper. Label each memory “A Memory of Me” and include the memory teller’s name, as well as the approximate date and location of the memory.
  3. Add these pages to your journal.

It is after all your life story.

We had had our annual family reunion Memorial Day at the Mound in Miamisburg. I don’t want to say that I was disappointed because all of our immediate family attended, but not many others came. It’s a shame because it’s the only time family seem to get together anymore.

I do want to congratulate my great-nephew Joshua Matthew Collins on his graduation from Miami University College of Engineering and Computing on May 17, 2014 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Engineering. Way to go, Josh!

Several of my first cousins children also graduated this year. On May 21, 2014, Chelsea Marie Argo d/o of Maynard Ray & Lisa Marie Willoughby Argo; Cheyenne Ray Combs d/o Eric D Combs and Saundra Dee Argo Jones Combs Green. I’ve been traveling the last few weeks, so I hadn’t had the opportunity to attend, but want to wish each of them, and any others that I may have missed, a very happy & successful future. God Bless!

If you share a common ancestor with somebody, you’re related to them. It doesn’t mean that you’re going to invite them to the family reunion, but it means that you share DNA. I think it’s fascinating. ~ Henry Louis Gates