Thursday, December 11, 2008
Michelle, Dave and family
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Just one more interesting thing to add. I have a beautiful Christening gown that has been passed down through the family. It was made by Katie MacDonald (my grandmother's second youngest sister) in 1893. It is entirely handmade of muslim and lace....my Dad and his brothers and sisters were all christened in it, as well as my two children, and now my grandaughter. Picture attached.
Thanks Helen Hooser for allowing all of us to see the beautiful treasure that has been passed down through the years.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Michelle Qualey Andrews
First of all I would like to thank you all for the emails your particular lineages. It is truly appreciated. Please keep them coming so I can fill in the gaps as much as possible.
I also wanted to add these photos as I have been speaking to one of our relatives from Indiana for over a year now and this summer we had the chance to finally meet in person. Here are some photos for you all to see of Jade, Katie and myself.
Monday, December 8, 2008
To all those who can trace their roots back to Johann Dietrich Rush (Rasche) from Stelle Germany and whose final resting place is Benedicta Maine.
Mark your calendars for Saturday August 21 2010 as the date for the fifth Rush (Rasche) Family Reunion in Benedicta Maine.
The official web site for the Reunion is http://rushreunionbenedicta.blogspot.com/ . This web site belongs to Michelle Qualey who has volunteered to run the web site for the next reunion. We will post all information here.
This as stated above will be our fifth reunion and with everyone’s help, it will be the best yet. I realize that there are still some that do not have email so we will send one mailing to all those families that we do not have an email address for letting them know the date and the web site and for better or for worse they will be on their own to stay abreast after that mailing. I am sorry to have to do that but it is just too timely and cost ineffective to have to do both.
Since we had so much success at our last reunion with a day for white water rafting, mountain climbing and we should not forget the longest golf game in history as well as a day for just smaller family reunions we will develop a similar format for this reunion as well. We may add a day on the river in either canoes or kayaks.
We will offer t-shirts again and if anyone has any ideas for the t-shirt for this reunion please send in your ideas.
Over the last few years, I have run into so many people who have told me that they look forward to this reunion and I thank you all for that. I hope that in 2010 we can finally get over a thousand people to join us in Benedicta. If we can get the Duffy family to join us along with the Fitzpatrick family form Houlton I am sure we will have no trouble making that number.
Rush Reunion 2010
Aug. 21, 2010