Monday, June 30, 2014

Holmes Family 2014 Family Reunion is set for this weekend!

Holmes Family,

We are still having the Holmes family reunion this year officially at "Camp Gruff's" aka brother Guy's house this Saturday, July 5th; starting at 11AM on Saturday.

We will start setting up around 10AM and will continue until dusk or everyone leaves..

Please bring a dish to pass or something.

If we have any art work or family handiwork or gag gifts we will hold an informal raffle like we usually do.

On Friday, July 4th, at 6PM, Guy will start his annual 4th of July bonfire and I will start the grill with brats and hotdogs with some cold beer and pop to wash everything down with.

Just in case you want an early start to the reunion and would like to watch all of our neighbors show off their fireworks collections.

SPECIAL NOTE: There is a rumor there will be millions of dollars in door prizes on Saturday. This is only an unconfirmed rumor.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Happy 87th Birthday, Holmes Family Patriarch, Duttee Holmes, Jr.

Happy Birthday Uncle Jr!

You and Aunt Corky are still looking great!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Rest in Peace Cousin Patti Garcia

Patricia ("Patti") Ann Garcia, 55, of Grants Pass died May 12, 2014, at Rogue Regional Medical Center in Medford. A celebration of life was set for today at Stephens Family Chapel. Condolences may be sent to the family at Contributions may be made to The Christian Broadcasting Network, 977 Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, VA 23463. She was born April 5, 1959, in Albuquerque, N.M., to James and Kathy Garcia. She lived in the San Fernando Valley of California for most of her childhood and graduated from Canoga Park High School. She later moved to Oregon with her daughters. She attended Edgewater Christian Fellowship and enjoyed laughing, dancing, camping and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Survivors include two daughters, Kandice Thomas and Tara Villalta, both of Grants Pass; her mother, Kathy Gershen of Grants Pass; two sisters, Gloria Garcia of Grants Pass, and Suz Montemayor of Rogue River; a brother, James Garcia of Sacramento, Calif.; and seven grandchildren. Her father, James E. Garcia, died Sept. 3, 1985, and her stepfather, Avron Gershen, died Aug. 5, 2011.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Holmes Family Reunion Update and Prayer Request

Holmes Family,

We did not have enough people respond to our reunion this year on 4th of July weekend at Kamp Kenwood in Chippewa Falls. WI, so we are moving it "Camp Gruff's" aka brother Guy's house on Saturday, July 5th; which is very near Kamp Kenwood.

The formal Family Reunion will start gathering at 11AM on Saturday.  We will start setting up around 10AM and will continue until dusk or everyone leaves.. 

Please bring a dish to pass or something.  If we have any art work or family handiwork or gag gifts we will hold an informal raffle like we usually do.

There is some room for camping at Guy's and Betty's.  Please contact either of them or me if you would like to camp out Friday night or Saturday night.  The neighbors usually have competing fireworks and we will probably have a camp fire both nights and tell more of our crazy family stories.

I am still hoping to see everyone there.


P.S.  Cousin Patti Garcia (Kathy and Jimmy's daughter) is seriously ill right now.  Please add her to your prayers.  Thank you!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

The Invasion of the Japanese island of Okinawa - A Tribute to Uncle Duttee Holmes Jr.

69 Years ago today. April 1, 1945 a 17 year old sailor from Eau Claire, Wisconsin was involved in the greatest adventure of his life, the Invasion of the Japanese island of Okinawa an incident which Uncle Duttee will never forget. 

Friday, March 07, 2014

2014 Holmes Family Event Planned for July

Hi everyone! It has been a very long winter here in Wisconsin and while the calendar says Spring, my yard says January!!

However, the July 4th weekend is just over 3 months away and we all need to get serious about making this reunion happen. I NEED one person from each of the Brother/Sister families to contact me with the who is able to attend this year's reunion. A few of you have done this already, but I NEED everyone's help to make this happen.

So please let me know if how many Yes' and even how many No's we have so we can make this happen and do it without it taking up all of any one person's time (which I know nobody has extra of).

Thank you all!


Monday, September 02, 2013