Just a reminder that the annual Jones Thanksgiving/Christmas dinner will take place on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at the NorthPoint United Pentecostal Church in Sperry. As always, If you can help with the table and chair setup, please come at 10 a.m. Folks may start gathering at the church around 10:00 a.m., and stay until everyone decides to leave… maybe 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. The dinner bell will probably ring sometime between 12:30 and 1:00 p.m. We are asking for meat dishes and mashed potatoes again this year. If some of you wish to notify the group about who might be bringing chicken, ham, turkey or other, that would be very welcome. Other items needed will be side dishes, desserts, rolls, salads, soft drinks, chips, paper plates, cups, napkins and plastic-ware. We will make the iced tea on location. In other words, it will continue to be an old fashioned pot luck dinner with everyone participating. There is no charge for the facility, but as usual, we will accept your donation to be given to the church to cover utilities. You are encouraged to bring old photographs for everyone to look at or to capture on their smart phones.
Hopefully you and yours can make it, but if not we totally understand. The holiday season is a busy one.
If you know of email addresses that should be added or changed, please notify me soon. Also, please spread the word among your extended families so that folks without email addresses or computers will know about the event. See you on the 14th.
(Click to view the full album on Flickr)
We can confirm that the 5th Annual Jones Holiday Dinner will be held Saturday, December 10 in the Sperry UPC annex. We will start gathering at about 10:30 a.m. and go as long as you want to stay.. maybe 3:00 or 4:00 p.m. We will try to start serving food sometime between noon and 1 p.m. Donnie Marrs and I are furnishing two big smoked hams, cooked to perfection by national champion Buffalo’s Barbecue of Sperry. Other items needed are: alternate types of meat, covered dishes, veggie trays, potato dishes, desserts, salads, soft drinks and chips, as well as paper plates, napkins and plastic ware, etc. There will be no charge for anything, however we will accept a small donation from each family for the church to cover utilities, ice, coffee, etc. As in the past, optional dress code will be pioneer, Quaker, farm or cowboy/cowgirl. Hopefully you and yours can make it, but we understand that the holiday season can be a very busy one for each of you.
P.S. Please email me an estimate of the number of your family members who might be attending the dinner. We are encouraging everyone to bring and share photographs, as always.
Happy Early Thanksgiving from Larry and Donnie.
WHAT: Surprise 70th Wedding Anniversary Party
FOR: John C. and Kathleen Jones
WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2011, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
WHERE: New Life Tabernacle, 13107 West 41st Street, Sand Springs, Oklahoma
Please inform any extended family members who are not on the e-mail list.
Refreshments will be served.
Come by, spend time, and help us celebrate 70 years of marital bliss.
Janice Switzer, Cliff Jones, and Ron Jones
At the Jones reunion a few weeks back, Steve Jones mentioned that with so many people taking pictures at the reunion every year. We should find a way to share these pictures with everyone. We now have 20 gigs of storage for pictures. In layman?s terms we have room for a whole lot of pictures, and can have as many albums as we want. I?m uploaded the pictures from various occasions (including reunion) I scanned from Orpha Briggs? collection, and ones I?ve taken myself.
You can view these albums by going to:
We invite everyone to share your old and new family pictures. So if you have pictures from your collection and would like to share, just let me know and I can add you as a contributor where you can upload pictures directly to the web albums. You can either upload to an existing album, or I can create one specifically for you.
Or you can also email any pictures you would like added and I can upload them for you.
Also we revamped the site a little. It would also be great to get some new family stories and anecdotes for the site, so if you feel like writing something down or already have something written down. Send it over and we?ll get it added.
For anyone who may not know, the header image is from a picture of a painting by Lois Jones, of the Deck and Lottie Jones homeplace in Sperry.
Thanks for your time!