Getting Reddy for You
This past Saturday the reunion committee paid a site visit to New Harmony. The LDS church in New Harmony will be our meeting place for gathering, activities, and lunch. Family members are preparing vinettes from the lives of Lemuel, Keziah and Sariah. Learn how to make a rag rug. See glass artifacts found near the family property. Discuss research with family genealogists, hear tales once heard under the Redd Aunt's kitchen table. You will leave the reunion with a good sense of why the Redds come so highly self-recommended.
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Brent Prince, local guide, points across the dirt road that runs in front of Lemuel's property.
Mason Redd holds a wild rose from plants brought by the pioneers from Nauvoo. This delightful smelling rose now proliferates along the roads and fields on the way to Lemuel's property.
Randy Holladay and Gordon Wilson at New Harmony's cemetery. The famous fingers of Kolob in the background.
Join the Redd Hot Corral or Redd Hot Harmony Band
Come and sing with the Redd Hot “Corral” under the direction of Jessica Roderer (Wellsville, Utah), a doctorate student in music at USC (descendant of Lemuel Haridson Redd Jr.). The music will be posted on the Redd facebook page so you can practice a little before you come. Rehearsal will be Saturday morning before the reunion……(talent is not necessary, a drop of Redd blood is the only pre-requisite. No one is too young or too old….). The “Corral” will perform an opening number, “Faith in Every Footstep” and a piece that was sung by L. H. Redd’s children and grandchildren….” Bird”. It will be accompanied by L. H. Redd himself on the organ, as well as the very cool Redd Hot Harmony, an ensemble consisting of Redds from 2 to 92 on various instruments, some previously unknown to mankind! It will be conducted by Hans Redd, M.D. (Sugar City, Idaho, descendant of Wayne Hardison Redd). Bring your instruments (no instrument is too humble, since of course we Redds are known far and wide for our humility.) and participate in a unique musical offering honoring our ancestors. This breath-taking ensemble will also perform a once-in-a-lifetime rendition of “When the Redds Come Marching In”….
CALL FOR QUILTS
1. Contact Judy Lyon <firstname.lastname@example.org> to reserve space for planning purposes. (Of course we won't turn anyone away.) You can also call Judy at 913-727-3393 but we'd rather have the paper trail through e-mail - forgetfulness, you know.
2. Label your quilt. There must be a label of fabric or paper on your quilt. It can be safety-pinned on or gently sewn on. We wouldn't want any of these precious quilts to be misplaced. On Label Include;
Name of Quilt (If it doesn't have an official name you could use the name of any "Blocks" of which it is composed. eg. Mariah's Irish Chain, etc.)
Maker of Quilt and approximate date it was made
Maker's relation to Lemuel Hardison Redd
Owner's name , address and phone number (cell phone # too if you will be at the reunion with your quilt)
3. If your quilt is strong enough to be hung, please sew or safety-pin a 4-inch "Sleeve" along the top of the back.
4. Bring 2 copies of a separate page with;
a) all the label information PLUS
b) description of the quilt,
or even better, a photo of the quilt. This will be essential for identifying and claiming the quilt at the end of the day. We don't want any quilts going to the wrong home! One of these pages will be on display with the quilt so everyone can see the information about the maker of the quilt the other will be filed for pick-up time.
5. Drop off your quilt at the marked classroom EARLY on the Reunion day.
6. If time allows we will take a picture of you with your quilt for documentation.
7. When you claim your quilt you will need picture ID. Sorry, but we hope you'll appreciate our being careful.
8. If you cannot attend the Reunion, but would like to display your quilt, you can receive shipping information from Judy Lyon when you register.