|Treadway Reunion 2016 Crown Point, New York permission for use by Renate Treadway Girard|
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
TREADWAY FAMILY REUNION
First of all I would like to apologize for not keeping up with this blog, but life seems to have a way of getting in my way. I promise I will try to do better in the future.
On July 16, 2016 my daughter Lisa and I traveled to Crown Point, Essex County, New York for our first Treadway Family Union. My thoughts before preparing to go was “jitters”, anxiety, and excitement all rolled into one.
First, if my mother was alive would she approve or not approve of me touching base with her biological father’s family.
Second, would I be an outcast.
Third, excitement to finally meet Marcia & David Treadway (my 1st cousin once removed) that I only had corresponded with via telephone and e-mail, since our DNA test had connected us.
Lisa and I arrived at home of Cyril & Gerri Treadway at around 2 PM and were greeted by Bonnie that said we looked a lot like a Treadway. She introduced us around to some of the other Treadway’s and we felt like “family” right away. It was quite exciting being the new people because it appeared everyone wanted to get to meet us.
Marcia & David arrived along with Kathie Sutherland, and David Glenn and his wife Lynne, cousins who I had corresponded with when we were all trying to become DAR (me) and SAR (David & David) members through Jonathan’s son William Darwin Treadway. The bottom line is we all succeeded in our membership quest.
I really enjoyed talking to everyone but it was hard to keep them all straight.