Hello to All,
Our 15th Coldiron Family Reunion in Florida will be held at our house on Saturday, 2 March 2013. We started this reunion in 1999 and have enjoyed meeting many members of our extended family. For the past few years average attendance has been about 45, and the states that have been represented include Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, New York, Alabama, and Washington. At each of the reunions we have had several attending for the first time, and it's always a thrill to welcome new cousins we haven't met and "figure out our connection."
I realize many of you live some distance away and won't be able to make it. But I wanted to let all my genealogy contacts know about it in case you or someone in your family can come, or want to plan on coming in the future. The reunion is always on the first Saturday in March.
Guests start arriving by mid-morning on Saturday, and we have a pot luck lunch about 1:00 p.m. We spend the afternoon and evening visiting, meeting new cousins, listening to family stories and looking through family photo albums. Most of this activity is outside under the oaks and pines, with a camp fire going nearby. We may even have some music if the "Good 'Ole Boys" bring their guitars, mandolins, drums and base fiddles. Great fun. I will also have lots of photo albums and family records to review, and copies of the second (updated 2009) Coldiron Family Genealogy book will be available to review and purchase if you wish.
If you need directions to our house, or recommendations for a nearby motel, please let us know. The motels that would offer you the most convenient route to our house are located at Exit 301 of Interstate 75, about 45 miles north of Tampa, FL. Motels at this exit include Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Microtel, Quality Inn, and Days Inn.
Please RSVP by 22 February if you can attend, and let us know how many in your family will be coming. I like to make name badges for all attendees, so including the names of those planning to attend will allow me to make these in advance. You and all of your family will be most welcome and we look forward to seeing you.
Otto and Pat Coldiron
1125 Arlanie Road
Masaryktown, FL 34604
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