Friday, December 28, 2007

Shepard Family Reunion Planned

Hello Shepard Family and Friends,

For members and friends of the Shepard Family (descendants of William and Bura Shepard, their families, friends, and any other interested persons)...

This is your reminder that next year, on Saturday July 19, 2008, there will be a Shepard Family reunion in Anacortes, Washington, and you are invited! Barbara Shepard will be sending out a formal invitation to everyone in coming weeks (at least everyone for whom she has a physical address) and will provide more details. I know next summer is a long way off, but I'd like to keep you all informed of the progress with periodic posts like this one as we look forward to next summer.

Also I would like to offer a family picture or two with each post, and share some interesting facts about our Shepard family. Like this...

Fascinating Family Fact: Did you know that our part of the Shepard family began with two people, William Shepard (1888-1976) and Bura Davis Shepard (1896-1986), but now encompasses a family tree with over 60 individual branches?

Family Faces: With this post are two pictures: One of William and Bura's wedding picture, dated June 1915 (the oldest family picture that I have); and the other is a recent picture of Elmer Shepard and his son Dane, and Dane's two children, Kaylan and Nathan, of Oklahoma City. Thanks to Dane for sending me this picture! Do others of you have a family picture you would be willing to share with family members?

Have a wonderful New Year!
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