Cann/Brewer Home Page

Cann/Brewer Home Page

This is a "construction zone," and subject to much change in the next few weeks. I have only last month started creating it and obviously have a lot of work to do, so please come back soon and often. I welcome any and all suggestions from anyone.

Contents

 Our Family Genealogy

 Some Favorite Web Sites

 Contact Information

 Thoughts On This & That

 Jokes & Other Stuff

 Personal Interests

Our Family Genealogy

Genealogy Home Page

A few large branches, but mostly just a lot of very small twigs in the huge forest of life, this is our family tree. For years now I have had a great interest in history, and genealogy has given me the opportunity to combine two of my favorite spare time activities. Ida has recently started working on it with me as well, and thanks to her library background is much better at the research end of it than I am. If you click on the link above, it will take you to our genealogy home page.

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Some Favorite Web Sites (in alphabetical order)

 Battelle Memorial Institute – The corporate home page of the company I work for. They are the largest not-for-profit, non-governmental, research and development organization in the world. Take a look at some of the things we do.

 Battelle Memorial Institute, Arlington – The office where I work is just outside of Washington, D. C. Battelle is one of the two finest groups of professionals I have ever had the pleasure of being associated with. A great place to work.

 Shirley R. Bowman – Shirley is my aunt and "second mother." We have worked on our family genealogy together, and I owe her an awful lot, starting with when she put up with this rotten little brat a lot of years ago.

 Pamela Joyner – Pam is my cousin, or Shirley Bowman’s daughter (see above). She hasn’t been "bitten by the genealogy bug" as her mother and I have, but has an interesting web page.

 Paul R. Smith – Though Paul is not a relative, he is a good friend, fellow genealogist and has a pretty interesting genealogy home page. I invite you to take a look at it.

 Leslie & Mike Sosa – Leslie and Mike are my sister and brother-in-law. Since we live on opposite sides of this big country, this is about the only way I get to see my sister any more, but it’s better than nothing.

 Summit Presbyterian Church – Where we go to church. A nice friendly church, full of nice people. We invite you to take a look at our web site.

 Timothy W. Terry – Tim is a distant cousin (seventh cousin, to be precise) and fellow genealogist, whom I met on the Internet. Another interesting web page with lots of family genealogy in it.

 United States Marine Corps – The United States Marine Corps web page. I retired quite a few years ago (1982), but "once a Marine, always a Marine." Semper Fidelis.

 Vance Family Association – The VFA is a group of nice folks researching one of the major surnames in Ida Lee’s side of the family. Take a look at their Web site, they have done a real nice job with it.

 Virginia Railway Express – I gave up the drive up and down I-95 a long time ago, and have never regretted it for a fleeting moment. VRE is now my transportation to and from work, and they also have a pretty interesting web page.

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Contact Information

decann@fls.infi.net – To contact David. Please drop me a line and let me hear from you.

ilcann@fls.infi.net – To contact Ida Lee.

cann@battelle.org – To contact David at work.

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Thoughts On This & That

What New Millennium?

Everywhere we go these days you see and hear about "the new millennium," including New Year’s Eve parties going for as much as $5,000 per couple, to help you usher in the new millennium. There are sales in numerous stores advertising a "Sale of the Millennium," among many other things. Now I have read about a couple around here who have paid well into a five-figure price for a wedding trip to an island in Fiji. This island is the place where 2000 will arrive first in the world, and they paid an awfully high price to be able to say they were the first people in the world to get married in "the new millennium." There is only one tiny little problem with all of this. . . . . . 2000 is still the twentieth century, so the new millennium will not arrive until January 1, 2001. "Only in America. . . . . . . . ." Ain’t capitalism grand? Does this mean we get to do all of this again at this time a year from now?

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Jokes & Other Stuff

There is nothing here yet, but I always knew there had to be SOME reason I kept all of those jokes and other stuff people send me in e-mail. I will get some of my favorite ones together and put them here for others to enjoy. If you have any to contribute (keep it clean, please), please send them and I will give you credit on anything I publish.

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Personal Interests

Not sure what form it will take yet, but something will be in this space, too. If you have any ideas, please let me know.

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Last Revised: Saturday, January 1, 2000 with MS Word 97