May Family Reunion
for the weekend of September 13-15, 2002
Reunion - Participants & Activities
Take a look at pages on
Reunions held many decades ago
January 31, 2002
Dear Cousins, Relatives
Happy New Year, and can you believe it has been 2 years since
relatives and friends of John and Sarah Phillips May came together
in August, 2000 for a Wonderful Weekend of Sharing and Fun!!!
Well, it is time to start planning for another Great Get-Together.
Reservations at Jenny Wiley State Park in Prestonsburg, KY have
been set-aside for the weekend of September 13-15, 2002. I hope
everyone will make a special effort to come together again this
year. The events of September 11, 2001 made most everyone stop
in their tracks and think Family! Family! Family!
We have such a wonderful May Family History to share. The fruits
of a few person's labors allow the rest of us to enjoy over 250
years of our American heritage. I, as I am sure we all are, am
so very grateful for that.
This summer I visited the little villages in Germany where our
Meÿ/May ancestors lived. It was the most rewarding experience
to know I was walking where once they walked, and that had they
not lived all those years ago, none of us would be who or where
we are today.
The agenda for our weekend has not been set yet, so please send
any suggestions, requests, etc. to me between now and mid-May
will send out a 2nd reminder letter.
(1) Gerald Ray May, Texas, a member of the Reuben May line has
expressed an interest in erecting a stone marker at the John
Sarah Phillips May gravesite, just behind the present stones.
The thought being that a new marker with complete inscriptions
would hopefully still be legible 100 years from now for all future
May family members to discover. I would appreciate everyone's
thoughts about this.
(2) If any members of your family have unfortunately passed away
since the first Reunion in 1997, please let me know.
Fred and Darlene May
also re-visited the villages in Germany this summer and I know
everyone, as I am, is anxious to hear Fred share his research
with us again in September.
Please look at your calendars,
make your plans, and join the group at Jenny Wiley State Park,
Sepetmber 13 - 15, 2002. A block of rooms and cabins will be
held for the
May Reunion until
August 14th. Please
make your reservations as soon as possible at the May Lodge by calling 800-325-0142.
them you are with the
Let me know of your plans. My
email address is: MJSOtis@cs.com
Looking forward to hearing
The website address
for information on our May family is:
An index of new items
Recent photos of villages
in Germany are at:
Essays about the family can be accessed at:
Family tree pages are
You can contact Fred
May on any questions or suggestions regarding the web site at: