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#kempiWeb is a centralized gathering place for members of the greater Adame/Johnson/May clan. The domain also offers a focalized point of discovery for those wishing to locate the Cyber Homesteads for the various branches of this extended family who have staked a claim in the æther of the 'net. Visitors are invited to bookmark this site as a means of keeping up-to-date with respect to news and information about all contributing branches of this family.

Recent Anniversaries
—  Happy Birthday, Leslie!!2009.10.06
—  Happy Birthday, Thomas!!2009.10.02
—  Happy Anniversary, Kim and Reed!!2009.09.29
—  Happy Birthday, Jay!!2009.09.28
—  Happy Birthday, Aidan!!2009.09.27
—  Happy Birthday, Brenda!!2009.09.26
—  Happy Birthday, Robert!!2009.09.22
—  Happy Anniversary, Jen and Chris!!2009.09.13
—  Happy Birthday, Fred!!2009.09.12
—  Happy Anniversary, Lisa and Mike!!2009.09.11
—  Happy Birthday, Mike!!2009.09.11
—  Happy Birthday, Kristie!!2009.09.10

13 August 2008

ClimateChangeWater 'blog

How's that for camelText?

The Climate Change Water 'blog is an ambitious project of an Adame Family cousin (first cousin, once removed) on the Adams branch, John Holley Matthews. This resource is a means for him to fulfill the third tenet of his self-professed mission: "Outreach on global climate change issues." Ideas discussed to date include such titles as "Flowing Regimes in Central Europe", "Managing Water Managers" and "Nine Challeges to Freshwater Management from Climate Change" as well as a few travelogue entries for good measure. Pay a visit and read through his thoughts on the subject and follow his travels. Better yet participate and providing feedback and comments regarding "this global phenomenon." ;-)

John is a behavioral ecologist employed by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) who specializes in freshwater climate change conservation. In his own words he " discuss[es] with freshwater-interested WWF staff, development agencies, other NGOs, and various countries' government staff about how climate change represents a significant break with the past in terms of both theory and praxis."

27 July 2008

Lexa Katrien Wienen

Andrea has sent word of the birth of Lexa Katrien Wienen. She took her first breath on Tuesday, 22 July, at 07:55. Measuring 54.61cm in length and weighing 4.08Kg, she was delivered by Caesarian at St. Joseph's Regional Hospital in Bryan, Texas. Mother and daughter are doing well and were released from the hospital Friday, 25 July.

Congratulations to Andrea and Michael on the birth of their second child.

26 July 2008

Michigan Bound

Christopher shares word that he has accepted a position of Stewardship Program Manager with the Michigan Chapter of The Nature Conservancy.

"This job is remarkably similar to my current position except I will be responsible for TNC lands (35 preserves) throughout the state of MI, plus some lands owned by other entities and agencies that do not have the staff to properly manage their lands. There are 4-5 preserves large enough to have permanent staff assigned to them. I will be supervising those folks as well as directly managing 6-8 preserves myself. So the position is more administrative than my current job. However, the position will include plenty of on-the-ground habitat management and restoration, invasive species management, prescribed fires, and designing and implementing research projects to improve management techniques (all components of my current position)."

No definite plans have been established for the official date of final migration. Musings suggest early September for initiation of the process.

Banter by eMail has already initiated the early stages of planning for a Johnson Family gathering near East Lansing in "in two or three years".

16 June 2008

Mary Frances (Walters) Jordan

Hoping this is not a trend to fullfill the superstition that deaths come in three's, it becomes us to report that another member of our extended family has died. Mary Frances (Walters) Jordan, aunt to Margaret and great aunt to the Adame Family, died of unknown causes at a Port Arthur nursing facility. The loss of Mary Frances leaves only two surviving Walters-Hart children, Bessie and Ted. Particularly notworthy is the fact that Bessie will, later this winter, join that rare pantheon of humans to become a centenarian.

from the Levingston Funeral Home
published on 16 June 2008.

Mary Frances Walters Jordan, 90, of Groves, Texas died Monday, June 16, 2008 at Cypress Glen East Nursing Home.
Mary was born December 12, 1917 in Jasper, Texas to Prentis Theo Walters and Susan Hart Walters. She was a resident of Groves for 66 years and longtime member of the First Baptist Church of Groves. She retired as an Home Economics teacher from Port Neches Groves ISD with 34 years of service. She was a member of Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority, Retired Teachers Association and a life member of T.S.T.A.
Funeral services will be at 10:00a.m., Wednesday, June l8, 2008 at Levingston Funeral Home in Groves, Texas with Dr. Joe Worley and Reverend Charles Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park. A visitation for family and friends will be held on Tuesday evening from 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m. at the funeral home.
She was preceded in death by her son, Charles T. Jordan. Survivors include her sister, Julia Bessie Warren of Groves, Texas; brother, Ted W. Walters and wife, Mary of Tyler, Texas; granddaughter, Tracy Jordan LaGrone and husband, Jeff; two great-grandchildren, Chase LaGrone and Caitlyn LaGrone; daughter-in-law, Pauline Jordan of Groves; and many nieces and nephews.

This obituary also appeared in The Port Arthur News (with photo), 16-17 June.

06 June 2008

Charlotte Ruth (Walters) Ray Rhodes

We find ourselves with the unenviable task of reporting the death of another member of our extended family. Charlotte Rhodes, sister to Margaret and aunt to the Adame Clan, died earlier today of complications related to pneumonia. She had been hospitalized for treatment of that condition for several days.

A contingent of family members will be making a trip to Dripping Springs for the Memorial Service Thursday, 12 June. From Tyler, Margaret and Theodore will be making the journey, while Elizabeth, Mark and John will represent the North Texas families

from the Austin American-Statesman
published on 10 June 2008

Charlotte Walters Rhodes
Charlotte Walters Rhodes Charlotte Walters Rhodes passed away on Friday, June 6, 2008. A loving member of her community, Charlotte was a founding member of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, and a driving force toward the establishment of the Dripping Springs Community Library. She loved people, and helped many. Walking her dog Saki was an iconic Dripping Springs ritual. Charlotte is survived by her daughter Caitlin, her son David and his wife Paige, grandsons Josh, Jake and Jesse, Josh's wife Jessica, great grandson Landon, and sister Margaret. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, June 12th at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, 301 Hays Country Acres Road, Dripping Springs, Texas, 512-858-4924 http://www.dsholyspirit.org In lieu of flowers the family wishes that donations be made to The Settlement Home for Children, Austin, TX; Dripping Springs Community Library; or Holy Spirit Episcopal Church Dripping Springs.

from the Tyler Morning Telegraph
published on 10 June 2008

Charlotte Walters Rhodes
Services for Charlotte Walters Rhodes, 72, Dripping Springs, sister of a Tyler resident, are scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday at the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit, Dripping Springs.
Mrs. Rhodes died June 6, 2008, in an Austin hospital.
She was born March 7, 1936, in Jasper to the late Marquis T. and Ruth Adams Walters. She graduated from Tyler High School and Southern Methodist University.
She is survived by her daughter, Caitlin Rhodes, Dallas; son, David Rhodes; three grandsons; one great-grandson; sister, Margaret Adame Trott, Tyler; many nieces and nephews.
Donations may be made to The Settlement Home for Children, Austin; Dripping Springs Community Library; or Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, Dripping Springs.

20080609 – revised to include information regarding members journeying to Austin for the funeral.
20080610 – revised to include obituaries published Tuesday in the Austin American-Statesman and Tyler Morning Telegraph.

03 June 2008

Michigan or Bust, redux

Word has reached us that phase one of Jen and Chris' relocation to Michigan has been executed.

Jen writes:

Just a quick note to let you know that I moved to Michigan last week and started my job at Michigan State University yesterday!
Chris is currently on the job hunt in MI. In the meantime, he will continue to work and live in MS and I am taking up temporary residence in an apartment here in MI.

She continues by including her temporary address and notes that her personal eMail will remain unchanged. A link to her departmental website is included. While her current entry in the faculty directory is basic, Jen notes that she will have a personal site up and running soon. Check back for particulars.

Updated contact information has been distributed and is available to those who request it from the usual sources.


update: 20080720
Jen's personal, faculty page is now available. Much of the content exists as a placeholder for future population, but the URL is now available for linking.


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