more family heritage photos and ID info added
answers to earlier questions plus additional trivia items learned at reunion.
Sept. 22, 2012 photo gallery
Please see added links at bottom of page; additions include reunion photos on sites from Elissa Bass and Marcia Allen.
The gathering on Saturday, September 22,
at Ruth and Milt Bass's residence in Richmond, Massachusetts, has been deemed a huge success. Three generations of Allen/Munson cousins from all across the country. Some new faces and names to learn. Clever name tags to keep everyone sorted. Lots of laughter. Known (and previously unknown) trivia and family history shared. Cameras clicking right and left. Heaps of delicious food. Aunt Hattie's iris tubers shared. More noise and chatter than some could credit, given the oft-noted taciturn gene in the Allen makeup. Kids picking apples and playing warcraft games. Photo notebooks shared and identifications made for heritage photos (see INTERNAL LINKS below). And the rain held off!
ATTENDANCE (49) included:
In appreciation to the Basses for hosting the event, the cousins presented them with gift certificates related to their passion for gardening and also made a $150 donation to the Mabel Munson Allen Scholarship Fund administered by the Thomas Munson Foundation.
To the Allen/Munson clan: We loved having you, were excited about the number who came and the weather, and were relieved that, with Hannah's help, we eventually moved you out of the parking field! Love to all, Milt and Ruthie
Marcia and Kay Allen informally surveyed participants eliciting enthusiastic support for another reunion in 2014. Evan Starbard volunteered to be the host.
2012 Reunion Photo Gallery
Things you might or might not know about your cousins. Family Trivia
Staying in touch -- Contact Info [Password Protected Area] (Email Janet to receive login ID and password for this area; protection by password is needed to prevent any nefarious robotic searchers to harvest our emails for less-than-honorable purposes!)
News notes from guestbook on former Allen website; use link from Contact Info page [Password Protected Area]
Alfred Wilson and Judy Jordan have provided details of the various cemeteries in the family's heritage.
Family Trivia (with answers)
CLICK HERE for a sampling of photos over the decades (with identifications and dates now added). [ This page seems not to come up for some people who are using Internet Explorer as a browser. Searching and experimenting has not produced a solution. The photo pages come up fast and fine if you are using a MAC with Safari browser, or a PC with either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome as your browser. Especially recommended is the Google Chrome browser because it is a free and fast download and takes up little space on your hard drive.]
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