The Lawton and Allied Families Association
135 Lamont Drive
Decatur, GA 30030
April 12, 2015
We had a great time in Robertville last year – and we’re well along the way to restoring the wall
around the Lawton-Seabrook Cemetery at Edisto Island. I’ve been reminded again how important
Edisto is to our common heritage. We’ll meet at Edisto Island on June 12th and 13th.
The Edisto Island Presbyterian Church will be our meeting point for the reunion. It’s near oth the
Historical society offices and the Lawton-Seabrook Cemetery.
On Friday night we’ll gather at the church to renew our friendships and to discuss the plan to restore
the cemetery wall. The current owners of the land around it have cleaned it up magnificently. By
that time we hope to have a complete plan and perhaps to be along the way toward repair of the
On Saturday, Tim Drake will tell us about Victorian Era Funeral customs. Some of us may have seen
these customs growing up without realizing their origin. I’m sure it will be interesting. In the
afternoon, we’ll travel to the Lawton-Seabrook cemetery to see it – and hopefully the ongoing
restoration work. Tim is on staff at Clemson and is deeply involved in our state’s history and historical
Here are two other important matters before us:
We need to have a good and effective Email list to keep our membership informed. I expect that
90% of our mailing list has an email address. Please help us by sending me an email at:
firstname.lastname@example.org, giving me your name and current address. It’s a huge help! We also have a
google spreadsheet that you can use to sign up. Instructions are on the registration form.
Third, we need some help. Mary Catherine Plowden has served faithfully as our Treasurer since
- Now it’s time for someone else to take this responsibility. About 95% of the work is in May and
June around reunion time. Please let me know if you can help out. It would be great to announce
the name of the new treasurer at the meeting – rather than beating the bushes for volunteers.
Finally, note that the attachments to this letter have some information on accommodations on
Edisto Island. It’s a resort area, so you should book a room early. But our contact can get
you a “weekend” booking without having to pay for a whole week.
I look forward to meeting each of you in June. Let me know what we can do to make your time
enjoyable. Send me an email – email@example.com.
Your cousin and friend,