Hi Family, Long time no talk to. My work has kept me quite busy and I have faltered on my duty to family by putting my recovery of the geneology records on the back burner, and I apologize. Since my hard drive crashed, I haven't recovered all the information, and I haven't tried as hard to retreive it this time as I did the first time I obtained it, and I appologize. But what I do want you to know is that the family reunion has moved to the Kessinger Farm in rural Walshville, Illinois. Due to the cost and preparation of the Fox Hunt Grounds for the reunion, it just seemed logical to move it to the farm. Believe me, it is much nicer than the Fox Hunt Grounds. Dad is now 82 and took the responsibility of mowing and preparing the Fox Hunt Grounds for the reunion for many years. Now he is just opening up the farm for all family to come to. It's not that hard to get to from any direction. Let me know the route you are coming from and I will give you directions. Please plan to show up, I would love to see Dad's face seeing not only all the regular faces, but new faces from family throughout the country joining the Kessinger family together(like it should be). Solomon had many sons, who had many sons. It dosen't matter how many ways the name has been spelled. We are all family, no matter how distant it may be. Be there! We talk of Cherokee Ancestory, well one things the Cherokee taught was cherokee blood was like a gold string, no matter how thin it is spun, it still shines. I feel the same way with Kessinger blood. I don't care how the name is spelled, all 34 different ways, it's still the same. Let's try to make it this year to the family reunion. I can't express how important it is for you to show up. The reunion is dying and the young have no time for it. Every year the numbers get fewer and fewer. Is our family really dead? Should there be no more? It's up to you. Those who can't escape work, or have medical problems, I understand. The others, well, I leave it to you.