I enjoyed your website, I’m a 10th generation descendant to John Strong

Fri­day, May 26, 2006

I enjoyed your web­site, I’m a 10th gen­er­a­tion descen­dant to John Strong

I descend from Samuel Strong and Esther Clapp

Through Nathaniel Edwards and Mary Strong

Through Ebenezer Edwards and Lucy Warner

Through Dr. Samuel Porter and Lucy Edwards

Through Samuel Rhoades and Lucy Porter

Through Dr. Fordyce Sylvester Rhoades and Mar­garet Nutting

Through William Porter Rhoades and Lucy Adella Hays

Through Fordyce Warner Rhoades and Birdie Meta Winchell

Through Rex Vance Rhoades and Doris Louise Bellows

me, Jonathan Rex Rhoades

Mailing to Strong Relatives

Tues­day, May 23, 2006

Mail­ing to Strong Rel­a­tives

Momma (June Brown) and I are putting the fin­ish­ing touches on the mail­ing that is going out to the local Strong fam­i­lies and their descen­dants to pro­mote the upcom­ing Strong Reunion in Auburn, Indi­ana.  We are get­ting excited as the date draws nearer and nearer.

How­ever, when Daddy announced yes­ter­day that the date within a cou­ple of months, I admit my palms started to sweat.  I tried to quell the pan­icky feel­ings that rose to the sur­face when I pon­dered the numer­ous fine details that are still dan­gling.  Oh, well, what’s the worst that can hap­pen?  Maybe they won’t let us be host­esses for another one!  We’re doing our best to make it a won­der­ful occasion!

Chardstock Cottage Trips!

Mon­day, May 15, 2006

Chard­stock Cot­tage Trips!

I have heard from 2 dif­fer­ent mem­bers that plan to visit the Strong Cot­tage in Chard­stock, Eng­land this sum­mer.  What an excit­ing trip.  I would love to get some pic­tures of those trips and will plan to put them up on the web-site.  The first trip is planned in July and the sec­ond in August.  Let me know if any of you are plan­ning the same excur­sion.  It might turn out to be a rather busy sum­mer at the ances­tral cot­tage in England.

Payment received — It works!

Sat­ur­day, May 6, 2006

Pay­ment received — It works!

Well, we just received our first on-line pay­ment.  Every­thing worked slick.  A Tote Bag was ordered and Pay­Pal only kept .88 cents.  Con­sid­er­ing that is about the price of a phone call or a cou­ple of stamps I think it is well worth it.  Quite a great addi­tion to the Fam­ily site, I think.

Happy May Day!

Mon­day, May 1, 2006

Happy May Day!

Our Pres­i­dent, Mar­lene Lang­behn has started their trek north from Texas.  If you need cor­re­spond with her, please use the Min­nesota address.

We have tree blos­soms every­where.  It’s a lit­tle cool, but it is a typ­i­cal Spring day in north­east­ern Indi­ana.  When the wind sends the blos­soms swirling, how­ever, it looks like a ver­i­ta­ble blizzard.

I received an e-mail from Susan Strong.  Her hus­band, Howard is suf­fer­ing with can­cer.  A note to that fam­ily would be appre­ci­ated.  He was diag­nosed with can­cer a few months ago and has been tak­ing treat­ments as his sys­tem will allow.  It is a rough road.

Haven’t heard from Jim Gilbert in a month.  I imag­ine they are all very tired with the demands of emo­tions and energy tak­ing their toll.  When I called the hos­pi­tal last week, Gay was still listed in Inten­sive Care after her trans­plant.  We are still keep­ing that fam­ily in our prayers and will up-date the Fam­ily Blog as soon as I hear anything.

Mothers’ Day is May 14 this year

Thurs­day, April 20, 2006

Moth­ers’ Day is May 14 this year:

Happy Birth­day to Fam­ily mem­bers born on Moth­ers Day:

Jonathan Wel­don

War­ren Teegarden

Chris­tine Brown

Everett Nep­tune

Rhonda Asaro

Delia K. Webster

Rhonda Delong

Patri­cia Hardin

Norma Drebin

Matthew Dof­fey

Lisa Bekins

Thanks to Heather

Fri­day, April 14, 2006

Thanks to Heather

Because of the lat­est inquiry from a mem­ber (this time it was Heather Stauf­fer), I decided to check on Pay­Pal options again for the site.  I sent a “Thank you” to her for the prompt­ing and the sub­se­quent changes that I think will ben­e­fit the whole Fam­ily.  In a response from her this morn­ing she said that she was work­ing from her home and had a web-site of her own.  You might want to check it out.

New Name

Wednes­day, April 12, 2006

New name

Dear Strong Fam­ily, We are announc­ing our new web-site name.  We are now offi­cially www.strongfamilyofamerica.org .  This is an excit­ing change for us.  We really wanted to have Strong Fam­ily in our name.  This will keep us from hav­ing to spell out sfaaonline.com each time, also.

Another change has been the abil­ity to edit the orig­i­nal site and link it up with this one.  You will find a link to the orig­i­nal site on the home page.  I appre­ci­ate Martha Strong’s help in mak­ing the nec­es­sary changes to the orig­i­nal site to make this pos­si­ble.  We are deeply indebted to all those who cre­ated that valu­able his­tory and desparately wanted to include that infor­ma­tion for The Family.

We have also added the option of pay­ing for your mem­ber­ships, the mem­o­ra­bilia items and the Reunion charges on-line.  We hope this will help speed up trans­ac­tions and make your pur­chases easier.

Thanks so much for your com­ments and putting up with us through another tran­si­tion.  We love to hear from you.

Anita J. Brown, Cor­re­spond­ing Secretary