Submitted by Terri: The first original family newsletter was started around 1988 when mom (Jo Ann) got her first computer in 1988. She also had a dot matrix printer. Remember those? The ones you threaded the paper through the tracks on the side of the printer. She, Esther and Ione would take turns doing the editorial and mailing out the newsletter; which was sent to all family members each month by mail. (Stamps were .25 cents each.)
Each month the family members would contribute news and send in money or pay for their own stamps to get the next letter. Fast forward 23 years, she, along with her loving sisters and niece Anne have spent hours of time puttng this site together so that our families can stay connected.