Filed under: Blogging,Family Events,Family Updates — Chamberlain @ 6:52 pm
No. 112

A few important notifications for family.

  1. The Jack Cromie Trailblazing Day is this Sunday 15 November at Moone Athy, 10:00 AM till 3:00 PM. This is being organized by Charlie Judy and if you have questions please contact Charlie. An Evite with instructions has been emailed to the family but if somehow you’ve been skipped over Charlie can provide information. A slide show about Jack will be presented during the lunch break at the farm house. Our thanks to Dan and Susan Cromie who have kindly put this slide show together for the family.
  2. Sarah and Ed Fehlig are organizing the family 2009 Thanksgiving Celebration at Moone Athy. Helene Tatum has kindly created an Evite for this festivity which can be accessed here. Rumor has it that the George Judy tribe from Up North will be in attendance, along with many others, so we are all looking forward to this annual high point. The Jack Cromie slide show will be shown at this time too for those not at the trail blazing.

  3. A wonderful new John Mullanphy Family Tree has been produced by Betsy Boland Barbieri. It is to be found at this link. Our thanks to Betsy for all the work that went into this project and to Helene Tatum for notifying us about its existence. Official Rumpian proclamations announcing new additions to the clan are imminent and await suitable photos of the subjects.
  4. As many of you have seen, OurRumpus was struck on 11 Nov by a spambot which added spam comments to many posts and also sent spam emails to Rumpians. Many apologies. At the suggestion of Zellie McClelland we’ve added a CAPTCHA to our directory login and add comment procedures which we hope will preclude these nuisances. Please let the chamberlain know if you get any spam emails from his address. Thanks in advance!


Gin Cromie Arrives in Mumbai for Pangea Day

Filed under: Blogging,Family Updates,Kudos,Travel — Chamberlain @ 12:16 pm

The women in the family continue to set an impossibly high bar for the rest of us with their challenging endeavors. Here’s what Gin Cromie is up to:

“We arrived last night, exhausted and exhilarated by our wild taxi ride through Mumbai. It felt like I’d fallen right into a Rushdie novel. I can’t wait to learn more about this amazing city that is so completely new.

This morning we’re looking out onto the Arabian Sea talking with Katie, “Decibel” Dave, and Yashesh about spreading the word about Pangea Day over the next three days. We’re excited to reach out to local organizations and filmmakers to fill up the seats and make Mumbai ’08 a lively event.”

Gin is one of a very select group who have spread out over the globe to realize a project called Pangea Day, “a global event to bring the world together through film… Starting at 18:00 GMT on May 10, 2008, locations in Cairo, Kigali, London, Los Angeles, Mumbai, and Rio de Janeiro will be linked for a live program of powerful films, live music, and visionary speakers. The entire program will be broadcast – in seven languages – to millions of people worldwide through the internet, television, and mobile phones.”

When asked to overcome her reticence and keep us posted about her work she adds:

“Honestly I am being forced to get over my shyness because part of my job description is to keep a blog of what’s going on. It’s to be updated regularly with images and text leading up to the big event, and I would be thrilled if the family was tuned in. The link is here.

Today we visited Dharavi, one of the largest slums in Asia. Hopefully there will be some of our footage and interviews up tomorrow. Mumbai is WONDERFUL, and even though we’ve been very busy making sure Pangea Day actually happens here- we only just managed to secure the permits an hour ago- I snuck out to visit the cave temples on Elephanta Island one morning.”

The website covering Pangea is absolutely stunning – a ‘must visit’ for the family. The time of the event is 1:00 PM CST tomorrow May 10th in the USA. Be sure to tune in then.

We look forward to hearing (and seeing) more from Gin in the next 24 hours.

Addendum: Thanks to Gin, Moone Athy is now the proud owner of a Red Radio Flyer wagon for the grandchildren…

Gin’s Radio Flyer

Easter at Moone Athy

Filed under: Blogging,Family Events — Chamberlain @ 10:51 am

We have created a family blog and we thought preparations for Easter dinner on April 8 would be a good time for launching it.

At this point, Gina is on board for doing the lamb. Charley Judy has agreed to organzie the children’s egg hunt. Anne Dollimore is bringing the caramel cake. The Laws are supplying the cheeses before lunch.

Would family members let me know if they will be in attendance, if so what their numbers will be? Would you tell me what you brought last year and if you would be willing to do the same for this Easter.

How does noon arrival sound with dinner served between 1-1:30?

Any suggestions or comments with regard to the festivities are welcome.

For rsvps and/or comments, simply click on the ‘comment’ link below, and you will be able to login. Be sure to get your login id and password by emailing rcdunnii@gmail.com (or rcdunnii@aol.com) so as to be able to participate!


At Last

Filed under: Blogging,Family History — Chamberlain @ 10:48 pm

Hello All!

After faint rumblings about a family blog, it’s finally happened. Several (Jenny Quick and Ray Salter among others) have discussed this possibility and it’s high time that the Chambers clan joins the 21st century. What better way to keep abreast of the diaspora. And an ideal way for the ‘outlaws’ to have an unfettered say too. It is hoped that everyone will ‘jump in’.

Three ways to proceed:

1) To merely read postings, simply come here – www.ourrumpus.com . But you already know that…

2) To comment on a posting or participate in discussions about a posting, there is a comment box at the end of each post – login and have at it!

3) To write postings like this one click the ‘login’ link at our site, then select the ‘write post ‘ option. When done, press the ‘Publish’ button, and, voila, you’ve done it.

In order to prevent intruders and spam comments on our site, you’ll need a login ID and a password. Email me at rcdunnii@gmail.com to get these .

Hope you will make this a success!



Addendum: Some may not know that Chambers’ Chambers is the name given by Uncle Polky to the family ancestral home at 4969 Pershing. It was built by Sarah Walsh Chambers for her son Joseph and his wife Delphine.
4969 Pershing  Ave, St Louis Mo