Saturday, July 26, 2008

Rush Reunion 2010

Our goal for 2010 is 1,000 people. Our reunion in 2005 was 698 thanks to Steve Rush for being the coordinator in all this. Thanks also to each chairperson of the descendants to make this event possible. Hopefully the day will be clear for a nice reunion. I would like to get individual family photos from each descendant the day of the reunion if possible. Steve I would like to get in touch with you to set up a time to meet each family line and have a group photo in addition to the whole family photo. Also if you would like your photo included in the book please email it to me at or and I will be glad to put it in. Otherwise if you would rather send it via snail mail please email me and I will be glad to give you my address. Thanks in advance all for helping compile The Descendants of John D. Rush of Benedicta, ME.

Rush Update

Yesturday I started recieving more information on the Duffy line thanks to Sue. Thanks Sue it is greatly appreciated.

Jade Rush Passmore and Family

First of all I would like to thank Dave for taking me to meet one of our cousins that was raised in the midwest. Thanks to online genealogy sites and the forums that let us post our family lines this has brought us together. Boy was she in for a surprise upon our first conversation as she thought her family was small and that she could have her reunion in a minivan. I told her that being a Rush and her grandfather being raised in the Millinocket area with ties to the Rush in Benedicta and Sherman that would never happen.

Jade Rush Passmore is the granddaughter of James Arnold Rush Jr. and Helen Kelly. Great Granddaughter of James Arnold Rush Sr. and Mary Louise Chilsholm.

It was a pleasure meeting her and her daughter Katie. Jade is planning on attending the reunion in Benedicta in 2010. She currently resides in Indiana.

Dave and I had a wonderful visit with her and I can't wait to see her again.

Thanks Jade and Katie for the lovely welcome we recieved.