Monthly Archives: May 2007

Joan Ross Urrata says:

Thank-you all so much for your cards and letters of condolences after my Dad, Tom Ross died. He missed my mom Andree Somers so much. The family finds much solace in the fact that Dad, Mom, and Candy (Andree Maeve Ross) are together again. Hope to see you all at the reunion, much love to …

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Memorial Day

Remembering those who gave their lives on Memorial Day 2007, the Veteran’s History Project wants families to spend some time recording their veteran’s story. There are already some 50,000 stories in the archives. They say: “Since World War II veterans are dying at the rate of about 1000 per day, we’re losing this collective memory …

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Order Your Reunion T-Shirt Now

Reunion t-shirts can be bought from The Irish Rose    1 800 967 7244 or http://www.theirishrose.com/. You can choose white or natural. Please tell them that you want the words Somers Reunion  the Berkshires 2007  and the SOMERS CREST.  Sorry i don’t have the price.   Also send to the Somers blog any tid bits about your …

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Get the Buzz!

We’re working on a system where you will be automatically notified when a change occurs on the blog. For now, if you’d like to be notified by email, contact news@somersfamily.net and request to be placed on the notify list.  

Somers Grad Chosen

We’re very pleased to announce that Dion Hickman is this year’s recipient of the Arthur S. Somers Family Award. Each year a graduate of I.S. 252 is chosen to receive the award, based on effort as well as achievement. In the words of Assistant Vice President Verlinda Jones: Dion Hickman gets good grades, is well …

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Family History

More Corrections. I think that first picture on Ruth Edna’s page is actually not her. First of all, the pose and the dress seem to be a bit old-fashioned for her time period. Then, comparing the picture of her when she was quite young (in the photo of her and her parents with the two men, one of whom is a priest) …

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Family History

Corrections.   Edna was born in Brooklyn. she hated Great Barrington,  said she only went there for funerals.   Mother had 6 children. Ruth Edna died at around age 2.  I was born after she died.  Mother’s doctor wanted her to name me after my sister but mother said no, it would be too painful. Sooooo because …

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Mother’s Day

Check out In Praise of Mothers  which is about some very special mothers, and includes a Mother’s Day homily given by Craig Burlingon to his parish on Sunday, May 13 2007.  And here is a pretty little page about Alice’s gardens