Monday, June 27, 2011

Leisure Reunion 2011 Part 1

It's time to start informing everyone about the historic 90th reunion of the Leisure family. (I also had a fruitful research trip - short as it was - in Rushville and Carthage, Indiana, some of the finding which I'll share at a later date.) The weekend culminated, however, at the totally enjoyable reunion at the farm of Phil and Marilyn Leisure north of Elwood; an absolutely beautiful setting.

But, of course, the true purpose of the gathering was the fellowship with other Leisures, many who had traveled great distances and some from just around the corner. 

We weren't a many as the 200+ attending that first reunion at Mound Park in 1917 but we all hold great interest in those who came before. 

What a treat to have Gerald Rhoades share some of his genealogy finds from his 26 some years of research. While he spoke Phil Leisure created a descendants chart to help us visualize our relationships to each other. What a huge help that was!! Thanks, Phil

One final note before I leave for the day. Ann Reddick and Gerald each brought the same Leisure treasure - a photo of everyone at the 1st reunion. As you can see the photo is very long and I'm currently working on trying to put the three digital shots - it took that many to get it all in - together so I can post it here. Wish me luck.

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