Some things you should know about him:
--He's been collecting his own family history since he was a kid in Hawaii, and he has notes in his little-kid handwriting to prove it...lol
--He grew up Catholic, too, so he understands.
--He and his wife Jan live in Georgia.
--We met when I answered a question he posted on his blog five years ago.
--His own family is Pennsylvania Dutch, Portugese and Swiss, but he's learned to decipher old German and Suetterlin and Polish and some Czech right along with me.
--He's funny and irreverent, and he's VERY VERY patient...
--He hates to fly, so he won't be at the reunion. (Besides, if he came, no one would talk to me...lol)
--Larry has an incredible ability to think around a search query...if I mention Guinea fowl, before I know it, he has a list of anyone in Buckman who owned a flock in 1902!
--We talk on Instant Messenger almost daily.
--He knows a LOT about Heschs, Otrembas, Sands, Rauschs, Dehlers, Gottwalts, Jansons, Nabers, Muellers, Brandls, Suesses....OMG! And he knows who connects with Buckman.
--WE owe him, big time!
So, now you have a face to remember when I say,
"THANK YOU, LARRY!!!"