Saturday, September 1, 2012

Himan Reunion June 11, 2012 --- So the planning starts

Okay before you start to read this---- note this is a draft of a blog. This will be a series of blogs as I participate in a family reunion committee. Blogspot has a new format! I will correct this blog and edit ---- when I find the spell check!!! Someone stoled my spell check!! In May of 2012, Tony and I took a ride to spend a few days with his brother Hank and his wife Linda. We began talking about the genealogy I have been doing and what was the best way to try to get it more complete family history and distribute the information we have discovered.
We also discussed Lee Hardcastle and his failing health and how many of the children would love to see their Uncle Lee. We discussed ways to get people together and decided RENO was a good middle of the map for us to visit. We further evaluated that Reno had ready transportation via the airlines for most people traveling from out of state.
Circus Circus often has great deals on their rooms, We would not have to worry if any of the kids decided to run around in the hallways, and Circus Circus has of course the Circus to entertain the kids!
RENO also has great sentimental connections to the Himan family. Tony and his family traveled to RENO several times a year when Tony was a child. Every year on or around Nov 13th, Billy and I would pick up Aunt Pat and spend a week or so at Circus Circus. Pat and I would gossip for days and Billy would run down to the carnival and bring us stuffed animals he had won at the Circus Circus. We women would go to the "Chicken in the Pot" booth. The "Chicken in the Pot" booth is where you placed those silly dead chickens on a platform and then hit the platform with a rubber mallet. The object of the game was an to land the chicken in a one of several pots that were moving constantly. It was such fun and a great stress reducer.
Let's just say AUNT BARBARA never need to pay for a room or meal at HARRAH's RENO and had her "favorite room"! She also had her favorite poker video game that she hit the jackpot quite often. Jackpot was just under 1200 (therefore no tax information was required!) Truth be told-- I hit the jackpot on her machine also one time.
Because it was near Pat's birthday --- Uncle Hank picked Nov 10, 2012 as the reunion date. Linda Himan sent out SAVE A DATE letters. I added family group sheets with instructions to be added to the SAVE A DATE announcement. This is Hank and Tony's sister called SISTAH later she named herself PAT Her birth name was Isabel Gloria Himan named after her parent's two mothers
June 11, 2012 email from Linda Himan: Himan ReunionMonday, June 11, 2012 6:43 PMFrom: This sender is DomainKeys verified"Linda Himan" View contact detailsTo: "Ruth Himan" , "ruth & tony himan"
Hi Ruth - I Spoke with Hank, He felt 11/10 a Saturday would be best, is this o.k. with you & Tony? We are leaving in the morning to see Mendy Himan, our grandaughter in Las Vegas, she got married last year, and we found out of facebook, she & Hank haven't been keeping in touch(she is Bear's Daughter) Like you do, I made plans for us to go & see her and meet her husband. We will be back on 6/14 Late. Love ya - Linda P.S. When I get your list & phone #'s I willl start making calls, and send you results. I'm really excited about the reunion

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