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Family member who travelled the furtherest: Mary Alice Weadon Dias (daughter of Velma Miller) from Cedar Rapids IA.
Oldest family member: Henry Gus Carter 84 years old (husband of Margaret Carter)
Youngest family member: Gavin Hilburn (son of April Cantiberry; grandson of JL Cantiberry, 2 1/2 yrs old
We also did a roll call with the results as follows:
Edgar Colquit Miller - 33 members
Roland Miller - 2 members
Susan Miller - 2 members
Frances Miller - 1 member
Mary Belle Miller - 2 members
During the business meeting Mary Alice showed us a wonderful slide show she put together of the family members we have lost during the last year. I will post those shortly and add them to our "Memorials" button at the top.
We also had a short discussion with some answers from Kelly about some of our history. I've designated Kelly as our Civil War family historian and look forward to his input for the blog.
One thing we didn't do was sing. I think that's one of the things I miss the most. One of my favorite memories is watching my grandfather (Warren Miller) lead the choir and singing those old hymn that are so familiar to me. Hopefully, we'll have a chance to do that next year.
After our business meeting we congregated outside for the dinner prayer and dug in!! We had
fried chicken, home made veggies, a mess of fried fish and hushpuppies and a plethora of desserts. If anybody went home hungry it was definitely their own fault! I believe our family has the best cooks in the country and I'm so glad they come to the reunion to feed our souls!!
Lots of fellowship and catchinig up with relatives followed our food fest. There are several family
members I didn't get a chance to visit with. I need to work on that next year.
Next year's reunion will be held on October 13, 2012. Hope to see you all again then!