20 September 2011Featured Fans
Hi CG fans! This week we wanted to give a special shout-out to our wonderful fans, the Duckart family! The Duckart family used our site to order customized tees for their family reunion. Since they offered us so many great pictures, we asked them to tell us a little more about their family, and their event that Customized Girl was lucky enough to be a part of. Patricia, a member of the Duckart family, supplied us with a lot of great feedback, full of family history and details about their reunion. Below, is the info Patricia sent us!
The Duckart Family consisted of my grandparents Joseph and Anna Duckart that had five children and lived in Modesto California dating back to the early 1900′s. My dad Alfred Duckart was born in Modesto in November, 1910; he had one brother and three sisters. They all had children who had children; the majority live in California; some live in Pennsylvania and Nevada.
For many many years the Duckart Family got together on every major holiday; each of them chose a holiday and would host the event; sometimes there were over 50 – 60 family members. Of course over time, the generations has gotten away from that family holiday gathering tradition. It’s so sad as we saw kids grow up to become adults and have families of their own. A few of us cousins still get together for Thanksgiving. Now, sometimes the only time we see some of these other family members is at a wedding or a funeral.
My dad and mom (Alfred and Doris) married in February 1940 and had four children. My brother Mike (1941), my sister Karlene (1944) and my twin sister Pam and myself (1948).
My brother Mike (Sandy his wife) has a daughter Christine who is married to Roger and has two daughters – Megan and Katy. My sister Karlene has no children, she was a K-6 teacher for close to 40 years and has a ton of children through education. My twin sister Pam (Glynn her husband) has a son Jess and a daughter Julee. Myself, I am married to Jim. He has two children from a previous marriage (Brett and Jamie) who were unable to attend and I have a daughter Kellie who is married to Joe and has two daughters – Sydney and Jordan and another little girl due in December.
The four of us Duckarts grew up in a good time (the 1950′s and 60′s) and miss the large family gatherings. Last year we helped host a reunion on our mother’s side that we held at a cousin’s home. We didn’t even think of t-shirts at the time.
This year we decided it was time to get a reunion together on our father’s side (The Duckarts) so we hosted it at a community park in Escalon, California on Saturday, September 11, 2010 with a picnic theme; there was approximately 70 – 80 attending this reunion. Us girls decided to do the picnic theme that’s why the word “Reunion” is in a picnic tablecloth color. My daughter and niece (Kellie and Christine) knew of your web site. Kellie picked the design and we all approved. We sent an information bulletin out to everyone with an order form for t-shirts; we were surprised actually at the number ordered, as we thought we would be the only ones wearing them.
We are so happy we could be a part of the Duckart family reunion. Visit our site today, to make lasting memories for you and your family!