Brandywine Crucible, Inc

Water Wheel


MARCH 2022

Brandywine family,

We are getting ready for our annual meeting and Cox family reunion in Lampasas, Texas, scheduled for 3- 5 June,2022. We will be meeting at a new facility, Tyson’s Corner, and you will be receiving a registration form and meeting/reunion schedule by U.S. mail by late April or early May. We hope for-and expect-a back to normal or better attendance for this post-pandemic event. I believe that we have an excellent program scheduled that you will both enjoy and find informative as to our family history.

I am pleased to let you know that we finally do have capability for online payments for those who wish to pay by credit card for dues, annual meeting/reunion registration fees, reunion meals, memorial donations, etc., or to support Brandywine programs. Go to the menu on the Brandywine website and click on “Online Payment” for instructions. We also found that our banking relationship with the major national bank we were dealing with did not fit our needs, so our new bank is the Commercial National Bank of Brady, Texas, near our treasurer Joeen Sutton.

We do regret that our family history data base manager and board member Debbie Brewer Cox has resigned from those positions because of the need to devote more time to family matters, such as caring for aging parent and enjoying grandchildren. Debbie has rendered excellent service to our Brandywine family, having enhanced the Brandywine newsletter while editor and maintaining the family history data base in a highly effective manner. In addition to updating the data base and responding to requests for b, Debbie developed a standard form for responding to persons contacting her concerning individuals and information about family lines to be included in the data base. We consider Debbie to be taking a leave of absence from Brandywine and expect her back in an active role when circumstances permit. We hope to have a new data base manager by the time of our annual meeting and Lampasas reunion.

Our new newsletter editor, Nancy Cox Borum of Bethany, OK, has built on the fine work of Debbie Brewer Cox and earlier editors by continuing to produce an excellent document. Please send her your family stories and notices of marriages, births, graduations, awards, military service, deaths, etc. Please do so as events occur rather than waiting for our twice- yearly request for newsletter inputs.

Our DNA project continues to grow under the leadership of Margie Romine and to continue to broader DNA studies. You will find Margie’s report elsewhere in this newsletter and an introduction to new team member Charles Cox.

The Brandywine board hopes to see many of you in Lampasas, Texas, 3-5 June 2022. We have a great family!

Joe Cox, President and Chair
Ph. 512-3097/ [email protected]