All Family Members Best wishes to all during the holiday season. I feel most fortunate to have such a vast array of family members spread all across the country. It has been my good fortune to have been enabled to help bring the family together through the operation of the genealogical endeavors. We are a very diverse group,we Easterly/Zirkle/Branner descendants. I feel certain Conrad would smile in approval were he able to see just how much we have grown and diversified in our religious and political beliefs within the context of the guaranteed freedoms afforded by the founding fathers of this country. We should never forget that he was possessed with the pioneering spirit that brought him to this continent to seek a better life than he had known in Europe and enableda subsequentgeneration to complete that quest . May God bless one and all.