“Stardust sprinkling
Pinwheels reeling
White light streaming
Matters of reflection
Darkness Stealing
A spirit transcends
Impressions fade
Show’s over
Beauty at last.”
    .....Mya-Lisa King

Plans are under way for our 129th Kalloch Family Reunion to be held at the new North Haven Room at the Samoset Resort on August 24, 1996.  Registration will be at 10:00 A.M. with the annual meeting commencing at 11:15 A.M., a wonderful buffet lunch at 12:00 Noon, and a great program planned for 1:30 P.M.  Reservation form attached.  Please return, ASAP.


.....Evelyn N. Kalloch

Four Spiritualities by Peter Tufts Richardson, is available from your favorite bookstore by order at $16.95. (Davies-Black Publishing.)  Bring your book for signing at the reunion if Peter is back from his trip to Korea and Japan, and possibly China.  He is delegate for the North American International Assoc. for Religious Freedom.  Peter is now on Internet. Address is ptemr@aol.com

Speaking of Peter, here is the famous Silas and Joseph story:

Silas and Joseph Kalloch stopped between the village and the cemetery one afternoon.  Silas was the town undertaker and a member of the Universalist Church.  Rev. Joseph was minister of the Cedar St. Baptist Church in Rockland.

They met, Silas driving his hearse one way, Joseph his cart the opposite way.

Si: “Afternoon, Joe; Where you goin?”
Joe: “Afternoon, Si; I’m not goin! I’m coming.  Where you goin?”
Si: “I’m going with John Carver.”
Joe: “John Carver?  I’ve just buried him.”
Si: “I guess you’re mistaken, Joe.  I’ve got him right here behind me.”
Joe: “Silas, this is no time for joking!  I’ve just performed his funeral beside his grave.”
Si: “Joe, I’m going now to bury him.”
Joe: “Si, I know what’s got us into this ridiculous predicament.  The funeral was graveside
instead of in Jim Carver’s house across the street.  I thought the brush over the grave was
over the coffin. Would you do me a favor and go the long way round and bury poor John
Carver after dark?  Don’t let Jim’s widow see what you are doin.”
Si: “Will do, Joe.”

as told to Peter by Mabel Kalloch Rollins, granddaughter of Rev. Joseph Kalloch.


It was a pleasure to see you all again last year [the 128th].  For those of you who couldn’t make it, you missed a treasure of a reunion.  Several of the senior members of our clan held us mesmerized as they told of their early days and of their lives.  We captured it on videotape and will play it during the gathering-in time in the morning (10:00 A.M.) of the reunion this year.  I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it.”

.....Dolores McCarthy


A committee of seven, chaired by Vickie Levesque, is developing some dynamic plans for our 130th reunion - again at the Samoset Resort - on August 23, 1997.  We need an estimated head count so that we can plan for adequate space at

the resort.  Please state your intentions at your earliest convenience.  Return form attached.

We ask that you design and make a 12-1/2 inch cotton fabric square representing YOUR family.  Select your own choice of media, ie... fabric paints, embroidery, photo transfer, quilting, etc.  PLEASE SIGN this piece and send to us so that we can have a Kalloch quilt made up.  Won’t this be nice to have on display every year?


Does anyone wish to volunteer to research Mary Kalloch, who married a Brown and resided in Boston?  We have no history on this ancestor, and Peter would be greatly pleased for any information acquired.

Peter has new grandchild , Peter Alexander Kemos, son of Tamsin and Alexander Kemos.

Kirk and Jan Olsen are the proud parents of a baby boy, Aidan Corr Olsen, born on the birthday of his great grandmother, Catherine Bird Olsen.

Married on July 22, 1995, at Sacramento, CA, Dianne Ellen Gross, daugh. of Alexis and Ann Gross, to Woody Clarke.

Married on February 18, 1995, at Citrus Heights, CA, Tarra Lynn Vickery, daugh. of Wayne and Joyce Vickery, to Roger Williams, Jr.

Married on June 15, 1996, at Carmichael, CA. Lisa Marie Vickery, daugh. of Wayne and Joyce Vickery, to Steven Wayne Bibby.

Dorothea Kalloch Anderson passed away October 8, 1994.  She was survived by her daughter, Doloros Charmaine Anderson Saletic of Kirkland, WA.

Arlene M. Keller passed away February 13, 1996.  She was buried in West Rockport.

Arlene Davis passed away January 11, 1996.  She was a former nurse and resided in Waldoboro.

Herbert Kalloch died at 100 years of age on November 17, 1995.  Funeral arrangements were in Rockland.  He shall be sorely missed, having always attended meetings and having the honor of being the oldest.

Alfred Kenniston passed away November 22, 1995 In Florida.  He was a native of Warren and resided in Groton, Conn. for 33 years.

On a lighter note, James Raye, husband of Julie Kalloch Raye, received the Dale Carnegie Award, being the person who best exemplified the standards, qualities and principles upon which the course is based. Congratulations!

Local news again covered the Merriam family. Paul Meriam has lived at 72 Mechanic Street in Rockland for 51 years and has seen many changes in the South end of Rockland.  Son Kendall recently published a book of poems cerebrating his own South end childhood.  Another son, Gil, is Executive Director of Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce.  Under his capable direction, he is happily experiencing many positive changes within the Chamber, Harbor Park and the city of Rockland.

"All I could see from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood;
I turned and looked another way,
And saw three islands in a bay.
So with my eyes I traced the line
Of the horizon, thin and fine,
Straight around till I was come
Back to where I’d started from;
And all I saw from where I stood
Was three long mountains and a wood.”
  .....Renascence, Edna St. Vincent Millay  

Reservation form for August 24, 1996 Kalloch Reunion attached. Please complete and return by dates noted. Sorry,

rates increased a bit at the Samoset.

Please let us know about the 130th reunion in 1997, as to whether you expect to come.  We just need an estimated head count.  Please note in space provided below.  Again, we are having that wonderful buffet lunch.  Do come and enjoy!

See you next August......... Evelyn N. Kalloch
                                            Victoria Kalloch Levesque
                                                    Norman Kalloch, Jr.

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