Hello, dear family members! I have established this weblog to test whether or not members of our very large extended family would like to participate in a common effort to post news, information, opinions, updates, announcements, etc., to keep each other informed about what's going on in our lives. I have wanted to do something like this for a long time, but never got around to it. If enough people like the idea and would enjoy participating, I will put up a permanent, more functional site. I'm hoping this one will suffice to test the idea and the desirability of such a community effort. The basic idea is simple: To provide one common place for family members to post news, information, questions, announcements, shared recipes or whatever with everyone else. It's sort of like one big joint family letter that continually grows. We could expand the dialog in other ways if family members wanted to participate. Please respond with any remarks you want to share.