Six brothers and sisters who had not been together all at the same time for over forty years have had a reunion which for some of them lasted a week, a shorter time for others. It took much letter-writing back and forth to get the dates set and other arrangments made. Finally on Monday, September 8, they began arriving and by Friday following the six brothers and sisters were there. They stayed in Providence with one of the sisters, Mrs. A.J. Fortenbery and Mr. Fortenbery, and in Clay with another sister, Mrs. Nima Skinner.
The others are Mrs. Fred Poudim, DeLeon Springs, Fla., who was accompanied by Mr. Poudim; Edgar Adams, Marion, Conn.; Miss Sudie Adams, Waterbury, Conn.; and J.C. Adams, Gillespie, Ill., who was accompanied by Mrs. Adams.
Cousins and other relatives also visited during the time, including Curtis Tapp, Monette, Ark.; Mr. and Mrs. Clay Tapp, Robards; Mrs. Clyde Berry, Corydon; Tapp White, Sr., Dixon rural route; Mr. and Mrs. E.J. Jones, Slaughters; and the Fortenberys' son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Pascal Harris and son Russell of Franklin.
During the weekend two family dinners were given at the Fortenbery home, and on another occasion eleven cousins and in-laws were entertained at the home of Mrs. Orville Duncan, near Dixon.
By Monday of this week all of the group had left for their homes. **
Providence, Webster County, Kentucky
Thursday, September 18, 1958
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**compiler's note: These brothers and sisters were the children of John M. Adams, 1864-1911, and Della Tapp, 1866-1911, who were married 13 Oct 1886 in Webster Co, KY. They are both buried at the Clay IOOF Cemetery.