Friday, July 12, 2013

Another year has passed

About a year has passed since I posted on this web site.  Now, I am happy to "announce" that a date and a place have have been chosen for the 2014 Givens Reunion.  In addition, Sandi M. says that when her husband retires in three years, they will be settling in Baldwin County and she will host another get together!  Some of may be able to meet with her for a cousins' lunch, this Fall of 2013 and discuss the upcoming reunion and our common connection with the Givens Family.  Excitement is in the air!

The 2014 Givens Reunion will happen on March 15th in Crestview, Florida.  

A tentative meeting was held recently to get the ball rolling.  Margaret (me) and Foye G. and Foye's husband met informally, (thanks for the yummy cupcakes, Foye), a couple of weeks ago and talked of "the olden days" and our family members.  We chose Crestview as the spot because it is convenient to the I-10 highway, the cemetery where John Witherspoon and others are buried,
Laurel Hill, and also a pretty straight shot to the Beaches of the Emerald Coast, plenty of shopping, etc.

In addition, features in our area that should interest family members include the Baker Block Museum, the Heritage Museum in Valparaiso, the Air Force Armament Museum, and other sites that I will try to post for you as the weeks go by.

A GivensCousins group has been formed at Facebook and if you're connected to this family we welcome your participation.