“A thing of beauty is a joy forever,
Its loveliness increases; it will never
          Pass into nothingness.........."
John Keats (1795-1821) Endymion


“It was a pleasure to see all of you from near and far at last summer’s reunion [the 129th].  This year we have some extra activities planned since this is our 130th reunion.  We hope that you’ll encourage a relative to come and share the good times.  There’ll be fun for the youngsters as well as the oldsters.  When the youngsters come and have an enjoyable experience, they’ll be more likely to continue going when they’re on their own.  For a family that’s been having a reunion as long as we have, there’s a lot of history and tradition to pass along.  So this reunion is dedicated to families.  See you in August.”


Registration is at 10:00 A.M. (Reservation Form attached) and the day’s activities include the following: KIDS’ KORNER with face painting, balloon game, story time, videos, handprint display from the 125th. FAMILY FUN: Family Feud game and prizes (Do you know your Kalloch ancestors?), Creating a Kalloch Family Song, Family Photo sessions (Come sit for a family portrait), Penobscot Bay Scottish Dancers - demonstration dance as well as teaching session (Wouldn’t you love to learn how?)

We shall also have a basket of goodies to raffle off, Kalloch T-Shirts for sale, as well as books by our esteemed members.  We shall also have a book signing by Peter Richardson, Kendall Merriam...possibly others.  Display of completed quilt squares and MUCH MORE... .Come see for yourselves!!

TO BUY PETER’S BOOK IN ADVANCE: “Four Spiritualities”: Expressions of’ Self, Expressions of Spirit, at you favorite book store, Davis-Black Publishing, 1996. ISBN 0-89106-083-9. Hard Cover, $25.95, Paper back, $16.95.


MARRIED:  Sept. 9, 1995 David Andrew Kalloch, son of James & Mary Kalloch, to Karen Wingate Havener, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wingate Havener, at the Eliot Church, South Natick, MA.

BORN:  Samantha Mariah Sheppard  to Susan and Donald Sheppard, granddaughter of James & Mary Kalloch.


ENGAGEMENTS:  Holly Greer Ferris to Daniel Glenn Merriam; Air Force Capt. Cynthia Wright to Air Force Capt. Peter Merriam, both sons of Paula and Marshall Merriam of Owls Head, ME.

OBITUARIES:  Sadly we have two. Capt. W. Ralph Kalloch, aged 97 died at home in Rockland, ME after a long illness on March 28, 1997.  He had a long business career with the American Export Lines Company.  Burial was in Rockland. Doris A. (Keller) Anderson died at home on January 20, 1997 after a long illness.  She was born in Cambridge, MA and had lived in Halifax and Rockland, ME for many years. Burial was in Rockland.

LOCALLY:  Reed’s Gift Shop of Warren has been “Under way” since 1946.  Kenneth and Phyllis Reed have been carrying on their nautical tradition of sales for 50 years and enjoy a busy selling season every year.  In their 51st year, the Reeds are open for business as usual, specializing in china, glass, kitchenware, books and much more.  Phyllis is daughter of M. Ray Kalloch, Granddaughter of Belinda Kalloch.  They have one son, Arthur and one grandson, Scot.

Gretchen Knutson, daughter of George and Debbie Collamore Knutson of Cushing, has hit the local sports pages with an impressive scoring as junior point guard with the Buccaneers.

Julie Kalloch Raye and James Raye have purchased the House of Cards on Main Street in Rockland which offers a large line of greeting cards, gifts, picture frames, gifts, etc.  Julie also is in the news as vice chair person for the SAD 5 School Board.  While Jim has been named Vice President at W. C. Ladd Insurance.

Jim Skoglund is back as Representative, District 61, in the Maine Legislature.  Congratulations, Jim.

“Midcoast Kallochs finds mention in a second book by Genealogical Publishing Co.  It’s bright, blue and bound for glory among genealogists, the latest “Directory of Family Associations”, third edition (1996).  Compiler-author Elizabeth Petty Bentley includes addresses, contact persons, phone numbers, and publications, etc.”  From an article “Your Side of the Family” by Lauralee Clayton, The Courier-Gazette.

The above writer also alludes to the Kalloch Family Reunion Association as listed among Bentley’s Best and includes a paragraph of our history.  Would be interesting to find this book and include it among our publications we now have.


Julia Hunter, our Chaplain, has recently been appointed to the position of Curator of the Matthews Museum of Maine Heritage.  She has an impressive background of work at the New England Historic Genealogical Society of Boston, Maine State Museum of Augusta, as well as interning at the Smithsonian at Washington, D C. Congratulations, Julia.  The Matthews Museum is located at the Union Fair Grounds and is open from June 28 through Labor Day.

Gil Merriam, an accomplished writer, has completed a book which was Commissioned by Fisher Engineering of Rockland to celebrate 50 years in the snow plow business.  Gil is presently Executive Director of Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce.  We look forward to seeing him at our reunion this year.


The committee has worked hard on this one and we offer a wide variety of fun things (see front page) so do come!!!  We hope that Dean Mayhew will have the information regarding our Coat of Arms research.  We shall he serving a wonderful buffet lunch at noon and please come early....registration at 10:00 A.M.

According to Peter, the Kalloch Family needs a Web Page!!  It would be great to have a committee on this project to brainstorm ideas.  Any volunteers for this? Meanwhile, do make a note of our E-Mail addresses, at least a few:

PTEMR@aol.com Peter Richardson
enkal@midcoast.com  Evelyn Kalloch
NKalloch@aol.com  Norman Kalloch, Jr.
DCSack@aol.com  Donald Sack
VickieLevesque@k12bangormainecom   Vickie Kalloch Levesque
humblfmr@midcoast.com Robert Skoglund

Once again I must remind you that if you move or if your address changes, PLEASE send us your new address.  With the new E-9 11 system, the whole country is affected with new Street names and new house numbers.



See you on August 23rd.........
                                                 Evelyn N. Kalloch
                                                 Victoria Kalloch Levesque
                                                 Norman Kalloch, Jr.


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