Dear Kalloch Family Member,
Our 109th Reunion is approaching, and we sincerely hope you plan to attend. The date is Saturday August 28th. The spot is the Rebecca Hall in Warren, Maine. You will be receiving reservation postcards later in the summer. Please remember: If you do make a reservation and find you cannot attend, we still have to pay for your meal and would appreciate your sending the money to Hazel Hills in that case.
You will see that we have not included a complete mailing list of family members. It was not felt necessary to do this each year. We have included the addresses of contributors so you may write to them if you wish. This Newsletter is the only way of keeping in touch with you all, so please try to let us know your opinions and particularity any family stories or questions you have. We need items to print.
We also need money to cover the cost of this printing and mailing. A contribution blank is attached which we hope you will fill out and return.
Thank you to those people who let us know that they wanted the Newsletter to continue. One good way to spread the word is for you to look up Kallochs in phone books in your area and then let us know the address so we can include them in the family circle. Do let us hear from you.
Nancy Kalloch Sack, Editor
was 94 on June 29th
Colby and Lee
Kalloch of Eastham, Mass.
INTERESTING NOTES ABOUT KALLOCHS
Charles Gould of Shiloh, North Carolina, visited his sister, Marguerite
Gould, in Maine this past summer. Their father was author Edward Kalloch
Gould. An interesting article appeared in the paper about Charles,
who spent many years in England working on radar installations.
A friend in Wolfboro, New Hampshire, found the name Harvey Kalloch on a local tombstone and looked up information about the gentleman. He had run a popular candy store in town where he served homemade ice cream packed into cones with a teaspoon. He was born on February 28, 1844, in Warren, and died May 3, 1936. Did any of you know him?
The following story was contributed by Harold Kalloch and written by his wife Marie. It was done in response to my request for stories from the family's. Harold told me at last summer's reunion that his family had lived in Wileys Corner, Maine, and he remembers the old Kalloch reunions for their abundance of food.
I still think of the good old days as a very good life. Although I was one of twelve children, we had everything a family could wish for. We had no use for a supermarket; the farm produced beef, pork, chicken, eggs and milk. The garden produced vegetables, and mother and the girls canned them. The boys worked around the homestead but also because we lived in St. George very near the ocean, we caught fish and dug clams. Shore greens were gathered and cooked with a large piece of pork. Our mother was a splendid cook and taught the girls to cook, sew and keep a good home. The town school was an upgraded one-room school and the children learned as fast as they wished. Much was learned by hearing the older children recite. When they were older they could go to the high school in Rockland. On rainy days after the chores were completed, one of the girls would read aloud while the others sewed. Winter's cold never penetrated the warm quilts. What fun we had in winter. Molasses candy pulled and cut into good-sized pieces and of course apples and popcorn. A bob-sled made from two sleds with a long board between made room for several to go sliding down the long hill. Many a spill and a few tears but never a dull moment and no one bored. They were certainly good old days.
The following is from the first page of the Kalloch journal, which secretaries have been carefully keeping all these years. We thought you might enjoy reading from it. It was not signed and of course was written in long hand.
The first Kalloch Reunion was held at what is familiarly called the old "Uncle Alexander place" in Warren on June 23, 1867. If my impressions are correct there were but five members of the family present. the success of the affair and its enjoyment led to a reunion being talked of on a larger scale and some few years after on July 4, 1872 the reunion was held at Reverend Kalloch's at North Warren with an invitation to all of the name to be present. A larger number were present and the occasion proved so enjoyable that it was proposed to continue them yearly.
The Reunion of 1873 was held July 2 at Mr. Watts in St. George. Though less in numbers than that of the preceding year it was noted a success by those present. It was at this meeting that the matter of permanent organization was discussed and effected by the choice of the following officers to wit, President Joseph Kalloch, Vice Presidents Silas Kalloch of Rockland, Nathan Kalloch of Warren, Henry Kalloch of St. George, Joseph Kalloch of West Camden, Rufus Kalloch of Ashland, Secretary Edwin Kalloch of North Warren.
Joseph Kalloch continued as president until 1875 when B. K. Kalloch succeeded him. We will quote from other pages in future issues, for it seems that though they were spare in their use of words, the pages give us a comforting sense of tradition and continuity.
SEE YOU IN AUGUST
And - please respond to our request for notes, letters, questions, etc. from you, the reader. Your comments are encouraging and will greatly contribute to the success of this publication.
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