We just had our Annual Skillman-Gunnells Family Reunion yesterday the Fourth Sunday of August in the beautiful and peaceful town of Walnut Grove, Alabama. Walnut Grove is still a quite and beautiful old town where you can just get away from the fast pace of our busy life and enjoy God's blessing.
Our Gunnells family desends from Stephen Gunnells the father of Willis Gunnells and his wife Elizabeth Wortham.
We had family come from all over to be with us. Everyone brought their favorite dish or several of them and wonderful deserts, it was a meal fit for a King.
We were blessed to have several new comers this year join us Gene and Marsha Adams from Arkansas, and Jane and Pat Martinson from Huntsville, AL back for the second year. Both these families connect with us back to David Lindsay. Jane is from Hulda Lindsay Crowson's line and Marsha and I are from Lydia Lindsay Skillman's line, these two girls where sisters and daughters of David and Mary Casey Lindsay. Also Debra Taube from Huntsville, AL attended for the first time and her sister Sue was back for the second year, from the William Gunnells and Willis Gunnells Family line got to be with us.
We have our Reunion each year on the Fourth Sunday of August. We open the community center up at 10:00 for folks to start gathering in. We try to have a time of fellowship and genealogy information sharing and sharing of pictures from 10:00 to about 1:00. By this time everyone is smelling all the wonderful foods that the fine ladies have prepared and their mouths are watering and are ready to eat.
After a prayer of thankfulness we all enjoy God's blessing of good food that everyone has brought.
By about 2:00 to 3:00 everyone is tired and full and ready for a nap. Sadly everyone packs up and we all go our separate ways until the Lord brings us back together next year.
It is my prayer that many of our other Gunnells family will join us for this wonderful time next FOURTH SUNDAY of AUGUST in 2008.
We promise to make you feel welcome and loved and will share our Southern Hospitality with you. Bring your genealogy material, pull up a seat and enjoy. Hope to see you "the Lord willing" in August 2008. Your Gunnells cousin Danny J. Skillman
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or Home (205) 589-2380 for more details on this Reunion. I will post this again around the first of August 2008 to remind everyone.