Less than 2 Weeks to Aug 13 Reunion
Thank you everyone for the responses till now. We have some pictures to add to the family scrap books started by Joe and Mary. We are trying to establish a headcount so the caterer has an idea of how many to prepare for. We will be making some phone call follow-up to some of you. Please continue to mail the checks and numbers to Stan.
Some family questions for all to bonder:
Who met at a wedding? Who fell in love while doing the Polka? Who met and fell in love while doing the daily family grocery shopping? Who met on a breezy beach when he offered to help light her cigarette? Who was told he had better propose or move on? Who met while assigned to a Midwest hospital? After he had proposed, who was told to leave the house and not come back until he was ready to be serious? Who met while both were playing guitar in a Country Band? Who nearly caused an incident when proposing on his knees on a city sidewalk one Sunday morning? Who fell in love while on a double date with others?
How many Mozdens are registered with Babies R Us and who are they?
What happened to our grandfather's brother Joesph who settled in Clinton, Massacuhusetts? Does he have descendents and where are they?
What is the significance of the novel Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz to the Mozdens? (Quo Vadis was made into one the most popular movies of all time.) Do you know about the Katyn Massacre at the beginning of World War II? It is mentioned in the Polish Culture and History section of our family scrap book. Recent research has established that more than 25,000 Poles died there. What is the connection to our family? Or, what about the Nazi concentration camp, Dachua? What is its significance in Polish history? Mozden connection? And, why should we be in communication with New Zealand/Australia?
Do you know the answers to the questions about Mozden history? These are some of the questions that will be answered at the reunion.
Please note: While we encourage everyone to attend the Mass for the family at 9:30 AM, it is not required to attend the reunion at the Sts Peter & Paul School. There will be a light breakfast at the school following the Mass. Buffet lunch will be served beginning about 12:30 PM. Donna is preparing activities for the children (and some appropriate refreshments). There will be opportunities to tour the school and church and visit the cemetary where our grandparents are buried. Also, Stan and Cookie will be hosting a Saturday evening gathering to discuss Polish History, the Mozdens and see the TV movie, Burning Questions, a one hour film about the Poles in World War II. See some interesting and surprising accounts.
See you there.
Cookie, Donna, and Stan