Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

The Family Christmas Card Reunion

Example Card. This family is not related to us.
They appear too normal and happy :)

From the Fortess of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Hello Everyone,

The Family History Blog is approaching its first Christmas (I started it after the New Year last January). I'd like to start a yearly tradition that needs YOUR support. Our family's are spread far apart and our full reunions are rare indeed. Christmas seems to be the perfect time for everyone to touch base with the extended family at least once a year. I'd like to do that by asking every family that sends out a family Christmas photo to send one to me for the blog. Please included the names of everyone in the family and a short relationship chart showing how your family is related to our common grandparents (I can figure it out easily if you tell me who your grandparents were / are).

Now this is what I'm talking about. This family is not related either (an example card) but at least they appear more 'normal' according to our family definition of what 'normal' is. :)

I'd like to have Christmas family photos from all the descendants of George Matthew Williamson and Margaret Willis on the Williamson side and all the descendants of John Albert Mattson and Ida Tornberg and their siblings descendants. I'd also like to welcome cards from Grandma Violet's Pierce relations.

Its as easy as addressing one of your family photos and yearly letters (if you do one of those telling everyone what your family has been doing for the past year) and mailing it to me at the Fortress:

Victor Williamson
1207 N. 730 E.
Pleasant Grove, UT

Of course, if your card is digital and can be emailed that would be better. My email address is:

Please spread the word about this project to your siblings, children, grandchildren, great grandchildren. Many are not regular readers of the blog. I'm hoping our "Christmas Card Reunion" will be successful. It can be with your support.


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