That's what one attendee
was heard to say at the recent Fingar / Finger
family reunion, held on August 31, 2003, in
Livingston Park (Livingston, Columbia County, New York).
The weather cooperated fully, as
it was a clear and pleasant day.
Over 50 persons attended, some from as far away as
California. Check-in got underway at 10 a.m. At the
left is Lee Fingar talking to Don
Teator at the registration table.
At 12:30, Dave Fingar officially welcomed everyone.
Dwight Finger then gave a short presentation
concerning the Fingar Family website. All were then
invited inside for a slide presentation by Mary
Howell, the Livingston town historian. This was
followed by lunch, time for comparing notes on family
histories, and time to make new acquaintances. In
addition, everyone got together for the group picture you
My wife Betty was most helpful in keeping me
focused. I would like to have visited and shared
stories with everyone, but time was limited. She was
also able to lend a helping hand by taking pictures
of many of the attendees.
We all owe a great big thanks to Dave Fingar for
doing most of the "leg work" in getting
this all set up, and to Lee Fingar for organizing the
invitations, name tags and handling the financial
Many kind comments have been made about the reunion, here are a few:
From Chuck Smith: "I thought that the reunion was great, also, but not long enough. I was just getting to know a few of the previously unknown cousins when it broke up. But my hat is off with much appreciation to you guys who organized the event."
From Elaine Fingar Porter: "All of us want you to know that we certainly appreciate all of the work you put into the reunion. It's not an easy task and we all thought it went quite well and was nicely organized."
From Andie Finger Locke: "I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the reunion. A great big thanks to you and to the others who worked hard to make it happen."
From Cheryl Fingar Morrison: "...Thank you for such a wonderful day! The reunion was the highlight of my entire genealogical venture. It was nice to be able to put faces to names I've seen over and over again and to finally meet people I've chatted with online for years. I hope we can do this again soon."
explains the Finger Family
website to the attendees.
information for the website. L to R, Joy
Monaco, Dwight Finger, Bill
Martin and Mary Howell, Livingston town
A list of those who attended:
John and Jane Fingar Branigan
||Jim and Carol Branigan Felderman
|Dave and Linda Fingar
||Lee J. and Helen Fingar
||Peter and Marty Fingar
|Mark and Susan Fingar
||Gary and Kathleen Fingar
||Cheryl Fingar Morrison
||Lisa Fingar Maytag
||Martin Myers, Jr.
||Elaine Fingar Porter
||Dennis and Peggy Finger
|Charles “Chuck” Smith
||Dwight and Betty Finger
||Andie Finger Locke
||Phil and Carol Fingar Maloney
||Bill and Beverly Martin
|Dale and Sybil Martin
|Donald and Debra Teator
||Pamela Finger Wulff
||Bill and Audrey Curry
||Debra Fingar Patenaude
||Roscoe and Rhonda Fingar
|Lee V. Fingar, Jr.
||Lee V. and Ruth Fingar
||Lorinda Fingar Rausch