Update for Wise family reunion, June 11-12, 2011

We’re planning on attending this year’s reunion.

In advance I’ll bring you up to date on the Detroit branch of the family, I’ll post some news.

To position us in the Wise family: Tim is Olive’s 3rd child.

Collette & Tim:

Collette and Tim, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Collette and Tim, in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Collette has started a new enterprise, combining her artistic sense, sewing, and creativity. Along with alterations and tailoring, she’s creating clothing and liturgical arts. One commission so far, several projects, and she’s enjoying her work.

I’m still teaching at Wayne State, in the Instructional Technology program. I am still program coordinator. I work primarily with our interactive technologies emphasis, working on web-based learning, digital games and simulations, as well as our preparing future faculty program. I am also deacon at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Royal Oak, MI.

Adam and Julia Smith live in Maryville, TN.

Adam & Julia at Great Smoky Mtn. National Park

Adam & Julia at Great Smoky Mtn. National Park

Adam is the cheesemaker at an independent dairy. Julia is a lawyer for the state of Tennessee. They moved into their first house this spring, in Maryville, TN. We visited them and Bryan Wise Spannaus (born Feb 13, 2011) in March

Bryan and his grandfather

Bryan at 6 weeks with his grandfather

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nathan (28) is a doctoral student at McGill University in Montreal, in Islamic Studies.

Nate at Christmas, 2008

Nate at Christmas, 2008

Nate is working on his dissertation which he will probably finish next academic year.

We’re all doing well, hoping the recession which started here in Michigan will end here first.

While driving to visit Adam and Julia, we went through Darke County, OH. Highway US-127 is the Annie Oakley Memorial Pike through Darke County.

AnnieOakleyHistMarker on US-127

This marker is on the highway. While we were stopped there, a woman stopped to make sure we knew of the other Annie Oakley sites around the area.

Annie Oakley grave (left), Brock, OH. Frank Butler's grave is the matching stone on the right.

Annie Oakley grave (left), Brock, OH. Frank Butler's grave is the matching stone on the right.

We also stopped at the Annie Oakley gravesite. Oddly there were coins and one bullet on top of Annie’s grave stone.

Coins and a bullet left on the top of the stone.

Coins and a bullet left on the top of the stone.

I’m sure Annie would send her greetings to the folks at the reunion.

Have a wonderful time! We’ll miss you.