Фома́ arrives…

Filed under: New Clan Member — Chamberlain @ 10:09 am
No. 206

For those as yet unaware, Thomas Lucian Wynn Owen, born Monday 15th July at 11:15, in Moscow, is the newest clan member. We don’t have his specs as yet, but this pic shows him to be very presentable indeed. Congratulations to Molly and Gareth from all the Chambers clan.


“Фома́” or “Фомка”



New Newest Clanswoman

Filed under: Family Events,New Clan Member — Chamberlain @ 12:29 pm

RP, Frank and John Dunn happily announce the arrival of their long-awaited female (!) sibling Agnes Sayer Dunn. Aggie was born Jun 23 2012 at 6:31 AM at Barnes Jewish Hospital, with following specs: 2955 gms (6# 8.2 oz), 52 cms (20.5″) length. ‘Agnes’ derives from her paternal great great grandmother Agnes O’Neill Dunn and her paternal great great aunt Agnes Vehoff Determann. ‘Sayer’ comes from her maternal great grandmother, Mary Sayer Voellinger. Agnes plans to spend her first summer in the cooler climes of Estes Park Colorado and Hessel Michigan before returning to St Louis for the fall. Here she is:


Agnes Sayer Dunn


Speaking of this fall, Powell Kalish has sent the clan the following notice:

I was hoping you could put this on Chambers’ Chamber to help me raise money for Wounded Warrior:

I just signed up to participate in Tough Mudder (link here) this coming October. I will be raising money for Wounded Warrior (link here ). Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $3 million raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.

The Wounded Warrior Project’s purpose is to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members; to help injured service members aid and assist each other; and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.

If you, or someone you know would like to donate, nothing is too small or large, my link is here.

Thank you in advance,

Powell Kalish
(314) 607-6745

What a worthy cause Powell – I am sure the family will be enthusiastic about contributing and appreciate your initiative for our military heroes. Keep us posted as you progress with it.

Henry Easthope

Filed under: Family Updates,New Clan Member — Chamberlain @ 8:51 am

Announcing another addition to the progeny of Great Aunt Alicia Withers, her great grandson Henry Easthope, doing well at home with Anne and David. Henry’s good looks mark him as an obvious member of the Clan. More vital statistics to follow…

Here is our first glimpse, as well as a snapshot of Aunt Jennie and Uncle Richard Quick recently planting two cherry trees at Moone Athy in memory of Great Aunt Alicia.


Newest Newcomer, Handsome Henry Easthope

Jennie and Richard planting Cherry Trees
for Great Aunt Alicia


We look forward to meeting Henry soon. Molly Wynn Owen has begun collecting images of Henry’s generation which we’d like to post when we’ve collected them all, so if you have any current snapshots for publication, please send them to Molly or the Chamberlain.



Filed under: Family Events,New Clan Member — Chamberlain @ 4:20 pm

Weddings, Engagements, Hurricanes, and Earthquakes… a veritable whirlwind of family happenings to report. For now, we’ll file a brief update with more detail to follow once this observer has recuperated fully from the end-of-summer festivities.

Last weekend, Will and Christina Skinner were married in an extraordinarily beautiful and fun weekend-long celebration in Princeton NJ. There was a large family turn-out for the event which took place at the beautiful Princeton University chapel. Select photos (thanks to Liza Halcomb) are shown below with many more to follow. Will and Christina are honeymooning in Hawaii at this writing. All our best wishes to the newlyweds!


Christina and Will, Wife and Man

The (newly configured!) Skinner Family




The magic of the moment proved contagious with Will’s sibling Suzanne succumbing to the entreaties of suitor Stephen Forster, a wonderfully resilient young man who withstood intact the rigors of a full Category 5 family gathering. Stephen and Suzanne hereby announce their engagement!. The usual suspects, final picture below, eagerly await a repeat of last weekend’s spectacular. A warm welcome as well as congratulations to Stephen and all of our very best wishes to Suzanne.


On Deck, Stephen and Suzanne (center in melee)

Usual Suspects Locked Down during Skinner Wedding



Final (for now) alert. Molly and Gareth Wynn Owen and new clanswoman Alicia will visit the family headwaters in early September, when Aunt Eleanor and Uncle Ralph are hosting a party in St Louis for the Armenian trio. We hope to post photos of that visit for the family at large.

Fanfare!!! Birthday Greetings to Sophie (Florence T Gonzales) Skinner. Note: Not all clanfolk have birthday acknowledgements – only Goddaughters!

Hasta Luego Vaceros,


Here She Is!

Filed under: New Clan Member,Photography,Uncategorized — Chamberlain @ 4:31 pm

This 57 sec clip is Alicia Rose’s first stroll down the runway…Quite the beauty.


Filed under: Family Updates,New Clan Member — Chamberlain @ 3:17 pm

Women of the Chamber take heart – tidings of great excitement…

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Credits: Valthorn: Annamia Eriksson; Music: Richard Wagner;
Venue: Kungliga Hovkapellet, Stockholm Opera House

With Maeve Fae and now Alicia Rose the tidal wave of new male Rumpians has definitely ended!

Wagner conveys the ‘Brunhilde’ that’s inherent in our womenfolk, no? Photos from Yerevan to follow on receipt. What merriment!


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