At the gathering I was asked to share some of the research I have done on the family and tell about Carrie’s Letters (see posts labeled Carrie’s Letters.)
The family started holding the picnics in 1921. Through Live-brary I was able to find the following clipping in The County Review dated Friday, August 1, 1921 under the Baiting Hollow section:
At this year’s picnic there were a total of 46 people. The Eugene Warner family line had the most attendants. They always give out gifts for the oldest, youngest, most current graduate, etc. This year coming from CA to NY I won the gift for the family member coming the farthest to the picnic. Thank-you to my cousin Hollis for being the MC for the evening. He did a great job! Marybeth Ryder did a great job coming up with the fun gifts for all, Jane for being Treasurer yet again and keeping us ahead on the money, Kallie for being the Secretary (and helping me out) and the family Historian Bruce for the information he shared.
Some thoughts following the picnic:
I was happy to have sat at the table with Justine Warner Wells’ (grand-daughter of Eugene) granddaughter and family. Justine passed several years ago and I owe her so much. Justine’s research and book entitled The Descendants of Daniel Jr. & Eleanor Howell Warner of Baiting Hollow LI, NY and the Warner Ancestors in England and America has been a tremendous help to me as I work on Carrie’s Letters and general Warner ancestry.
It was great to catch up with cousins I haven’t seen in a while:
Enjoy the journey,