January 2008 - Edition 33 Jerrems Family Newsletter
Starting the New Year with Angelic Information
Dear Donald,
Our Internet sleuth, Ray, has found a new channel in his quest to locate "Jerrems People". His probe into Facebook appears below.

Ray's sleuthing hat appears to the left.

We have included a few images of his findings. We tried to brighten, crop and resize for best viewing with limited success.

If you belong to Facebook, stop by Ray's Place and leave him a note.

Jerrems Family Guardian Angel
Angie   Watching over Us
Hello.

Let me introduce myself. I am Angie and I have been appointed the Guardian Angel for the Jerrems Family. My office is Up There.

Your family is my first appointment as a GA. The Jerrems Family account is a small one, so I will be able to give you personalized service.

I have been making the rounds with your ancestors and received some advice. The main comment goes like this: "Keep them happy and healthy." Actually some issues are beyond my control. They are handled by Higher-ups.

According to my GA handbook, my mission statement is: "Don't let them do anything incredibly stupid."

Here are some examples:
Don't let Don invest in any more penny stocks.
Don't let Warren run in any more ultra marathons.
Don't let Ray climb any more mountain ranges at his age.
Don't let _________ eat that second helping of ice cream.

One of my other objectives is to contain that pesky family ghost, Old Ray. He is really hard to keep up with because he is so wispy and unpredictable.

Lastly, some day when you are on the verge of a stupid decision, you might feel a light tap on the shoulder. That will be me doing my job.

Yours for a smart future,

Angie
JerremsGuardianAngel@Heaven.com
 
Probing into New Worlds
Ray Jerrems, Internet Sleuth

  Finding a Treasure Trove of Young Jerrems
Last year my daughter Anita McDonnell suggested that I look at the well-known website Facebook.com to see if there were any Jerrems people listed in it.

There was a complicated procedure to get access to the photos on the website (at least it was complicated for me) and I inadvertently enlisted myself. I thought to myself afterwards that listing myself was probably a good idea anyway, particularly because in due course I might conceivably find some new Jerrems people I had not previously located.

I discovered that about 12 Jerrems people had enlisted before me. In fact I know who they all are but I did not have photos of many of them.

To my surprise two weeks later I received an email from Stephanie Jerrems in California asking me to contact her (Stephanie is the daughter of one of our subscribers, Steven Jerrems). Stephanie had seen some Jerrems Journals but when she emailed me she obviously had not made the connection between me and the Journal. I sent a brief email to her and received the following reply:

"Is this the same Ray Jerrems who runs the Jerrems newsletter? If it is, you talk to my dad Steve Jerrems out here in California and there was an article in the newsletter about my brother Nick Jerrems who sings for Cicada. Steph Jerrems".

In a later email I asked Stephanie if she would like to subscribe to the Journal and she replied excitedly that she had been trying to find out for some time how to become a subscriber.

We have since exchanged more emails.

Editors Note: Stephanie (picture from Facebook above) is our newest subscriber. We have other photos which we will publish at a later date.)

 
Letters to the Editor
Proud Parents: Warren and Mia   Scholarship is Our Favorite Word
Hello Friends and Family.

Yesterday when we brought in the mail, there were two letters for Jacqueline from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida. Not too long ago, she was notified by FSU that she had been accepted and then shortly thereafter, she was invited to be part of their honors program and live in the honors dorm. The two letters yesterday informed her that she had received two different scholarships, one for academic and the other for just being a good person.

On January 30th, she is auditioning for the FSU dance program and is thinking of a double major of dance and business. While she hasn't fully committed yet to attending FSU, her only other option at this time is in Texas.

Honors program + scholarship + good dance program + close to home = there is a good probability that we will have another FSU Seminole on our hands in the very near future. Thought you might want to know.

Editor's Note: Jacqueline pictured from last January's Jerrems Journal in article: Move of the Month - The Plie

 
Administrivia
Donald Jerrems, Publisher   You Never Know
From time to time, we receive inquiries from someone who stumbles across our name on the Internet. Usually they are doing genealogy because a Jerrems appears in their family tree.

Recently we have heard from Sarah Papageorge from Upstate New York. She wrote: "Sarah Cornelia (Jerrems) Breisch is my ancestor. So far I haven't found any information about her parents Joseph and Sarah Jerrems. Sarah was born in Utica NY in 1856. .."

We also heard from Sandra Walcyk Manlius, New York (45 miles from Utica, NY). She wrote: "I began researching my great grandmother, Anna S. Jerrems (birth name Susan Annah Jerrems. She was born in Utica, N. Y. on March 6, 1859..."

Ray is corresponding with Sarah and Sandra to fill in some of the gaps of the Jerrems family tree. Stay tuned.

 
 

 

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