grandmother was a blogger before the word existed. Before the Internet existed.
Before Xerox machines existed.
Every month for more than 40 years, she would type up a single-spaced
double-sided “Family News” and send it to about 25 members of the family. You
had your weddings, births and deaths. You had at least three references to me
having the “croupe.” I’m still not exactly sure what croupe is, but I had it a
in the tradition of my grandmother’s Family News, we’re starting the Global
Family Reunion blog. Sadly, there’s no smell of Ditto paper (an aroma my kids
will never get to enjoy). But there will be lots of tidbits about the Global
There will be interviews with interesting cousins, links to the Global Family
Reunion in the media, tips on how to connect to the Global Family, book reviews
– and anything else you guys want us to write about.
and for those who have arrived here not knowing about the Global Family
Reunion: It’s an epic event that will be held in New York City on June 6 2015.
It will be a Family Reunion meets a TED conference meets a music festival.
There will be games, speeches, music, food – and any proceeds will go to help
fight Alzheimer’s Disease.
for checking in, cousin. And welcome to the family.