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 .  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 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