2016 reunion update

Are you making plans to attend the 2016 reunion in Alberta?  Here is the invitation again for easy reference.  If you plan to stay at the Best Western in Innisfail the hotel has requested this attachment be added for your information.  Best Western

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Letter written in 1918

Janette Chevalier found the attached letter written to our great aunt, Eva Roadhouse, from a cousin, Nettie McCallum, on September 1, 1918. Although we cannot be certain that Nettie is a cousin on the Roadhouse side, we do have branches of the family living in Michigan. Nettie provides details on her siblings and their children as well as the area where they were living. If nothing else it is a well preserved letter written over 96 years ago that I think you will enjoy reading. Perhaps you know about Nettie and can connect her to the Roadhouses.  Letter from Nettie McCallum to Eva Roadhouse, September 1, 1918.

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2016 Roadhouse/Mellow Reunion

The committee in Alberta has plans well in hand for our next reunion on July 22, 23 & 24, 2016.  Here is the invitation.  Please let your intention to attend be known asap as it is so helpful in planning the event.  Don’t hesitate to contact Dave and Dorothy Munro at himunro@telusplanet.net if you have any questions or information regarding any who may not been on the invitation list.

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2016 Family Reunion

Mark your calendars.  Plans are underway for the next family reunion to again be held in Spruce View, Alberta.  The spacious hall where we met in 2004, 2008 and 2012 has been booked for July 22, 23 and 24, 2016.  It will be here before we know it!

Spruce View is approximatley half way between Calgary and Edmonton in central Alberta.  From the village one has a glorious view of the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  Dickson Dam, Danish and Icelandic Museums, Sylvan Lake and the historical village of Markerville are just minutes away.  Within a two hour drive are the Drumheller Badlands, Calgary Zoo, the West Edmonton Mall and, of course, the Rocky Mountains.

 

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Reunion 2014

Read all about it in the article printed in the Southpoint Sun.  Books with photos from the reunion and a few other articles should be available by the new year.  If you have not already requested a copy, let me know (millieclark@cogeco.ca) and one will be printed for you.

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Flewell Branch

Elaine Walrath has been doing considerable research into the Flewell family and their connection to the Roadhouses.  She is interested in contacting anyone who may have family contacts in North Dakota.  The connection to the Roadhouses is through Mary Elizabeth Stephenson, granddaughter of William Roadhouse and Sarah Cass.  If you have any information on this line of our family, you can reply to this post or reply to Elaine directly at Elaine Walrath [ewalrath@mymts.net]

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Recently added

If you haven’t visited this site recently be sure to see the new information in Our Ancestors.  Check out your branch of the family in Old Photographs.  There may be a picture of great grandma or grandpa there.  Also, there is a large number of unidentified photos found at Can you identify these people?   Perhaps you can help to link them to their direct descendants.  If you want to learn more about the location of the upcoming reunion or see what a great time was had at the last reunion in Ontario, go to 2010 Leamington, Ontario.

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Information and Invitation to 2014 Reunion

Please note the following changes from past reunions.  We are gathering a week earlier to no longer interfere with those who have plans for the long Canadian weekend.  We have made it easier for family to drop in for an hour or two without committing to the entire weekend.  New entertainment is on tap and a delicious pig roast is planned for Saturday evening.

Click here for the full invitation   See you the last weekend in July.

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Entertainment at the 2014 Reunion

The committee has exciting entertainment lined up for the 2014 Roadhouse/Mellow reunion. Dale Butler is returning by popular request after appearing at the reunion in 2010.  If you aren’t familiar with this singer, song writer and  guitarist follow the link and get a sample of his talent.

We are also pleased to introduce  Shaymus Gunn to our family.  He will join us on Friday evening and throughout the day on Saturday.  He just might have some interesting facts about our ancestors to share with us.

Shaymus

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Tin Type Photograph

This week I received this interesting email:

Hi there, we are an Antiques store located in Toronto. We recently came across a set of tin type photographs with a few names written on the back. We would like to see if these people in the photograph are known by anyone in your association. 

On the back says: Grandma Roadhouse, Amos Roadhouse, George Roadhouse

Thanks so much, Magida   www.theartofdemolition.com

See photo here.  So far we have been unable to identify the family.  Ideas anyone?

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