Dowden Family Reunion 2000
John C. Dowden and Aunt Jewell Dowden
Cousins Ed and Jim visiting.
Carolyn provided the long family tree.
Kay Dowden and her Aunt Charlotte
The tables were heavily loaded with goodies.
Cousin Dixie, Beatrice and Carolyn
Getting reacquainted over Fortune Cookies
Greeting Aunt Jewell
John Dowden visiting with Laren Wayne
Brothers David and Bill Dowden (left to right)
Brenda Chance and John Dowden
Cousins Ralph Dowden and John Dowden
Some of Uncle Walter's Clan
Melvin Dowden visiting with Beatrice's husband.
Unidentifed younger cousins
Cousin Dixie backed up by husband Walter
Enjoying a hearty meal iwth extended family
Kay and Grace Dowden caught playing games.
John Dowden with daughter Kay.
Carolyn Dowden Jamail with Aunt Jewell
Families had plenty left over for supper.
Uncle Johnnie's Daughters -- Lois and Gloria
Glennon Richardson visiting with Keenan Dowden
Lively conversation with Dixie Dowden Tucker
Grace Dowden preparing for games.
Overview of the Gathering
Uncle Charlie's Clan
Uncle Walter's Clan
Uncle Johnnie's Clan
Cullen Phillip Darrell and Rebecca (Dowden) Bordages
Cousins Dixie Dowden Tucker, Melvin Dowden, Bernice Elgar
Uncle William's Clan
Uncle Mitchel's Clan (Brenda Dowden Chance and Ernest Chance)
Carolyn Dowden Jamail
More unidentified Cousins
Lively youngsters promise future reunions
Cousin Keenan Dowden and Aunt Jewell
Ed Dowden and Bill Dowden, both Texas A&M Alumni
Mert Dowden playing intense Dowden Bingo
Bea Dowden Smith and Sue Dowden Avery playing Bingo
Carolyn auctioning off a lovely China cup.
Carolyn auctioning Dowden Coat of Arms
Ed and Sue Dowden got the Dowden Coat of Arms
Running the Dowden BINGO game
Sue is about ready to call "BINGO!"
Earnest Chance looks ready to go.
Cousin Ralph at the piano
Eat or play Bingo?
Ralph at the piano accompanied by Kay and Bernice.
August 20, 2001