Family Reunion: In Full Gear!

2008 T-Shirt Logo

Our 2008 Harper-Boyd Reunion being held in the great Washington DC is fast approaching. We have 35 confirmed guests with, as of the writing of this article, 26 days remaining.

The included picture is the logo design for our family reunion T-shirt. The T-shirts will have this logo in royal blue on the front and the back of the T-shirt will have the quote:

In God We Trust,
In Family We Believe

The T-shirts are on sale for $10. If you are interested in receiving a T-shirt and do not plan on joining us at the reunion just email this blog for arrangements of payment and shipping.

We originally started this site/blog as a way to easily convey information and allow an open forum for friends and family members to collaborate.

Since the inception of this site, March 7, 2008, we’ve had little to no response. Based on response, we decided to concentrate our energy on other, fast approaching deadlines — T-shirts, picnics, gift bags, entertainment, etc. With so many other things to work on, including our immediate family activities, this website took backseat.

On June 9th, the Harper-Boyd Communicator received an email from someone that stumbled across the site while conducting genealogical research on the web. She wanted to know if our Boyd family was from Alabama as her Boyd relatives were too. She was also hoping to find more information on our family’s history.

Yes, we are the Harper & Boyd’s from Alabama. We’re an African-American family with family members in AL, AZ, CA, FL, MD, MI, NY, OH, and VA just to name a few.

This simple email demonstrates the power of the World Wide Web! How on earth would we have made this connection otherwise? This single response will also serve as a catalyst in making this site more robust, yet always taking privacy into account, thus the lack of names or photos of family members.

In the coming months we will continue to add a bit of character and identity to this site. We’ll also use the upcoming reunion as a forum in deciding what more we can do with the Harper-Boyd Communicator. More importantly, there are family members with no Internet connectivity — completely missing out on this great opportunity. Don’t worry, we do not see this site going away following the reunion. We want to make it better. After all, it is for you.