November 19, 2008

Carolyn's European Blog

We may not have a ton of activity here at the site, but Carolyn is making up for it with her own blog chronicling her European adventures. Hop over and take a look.

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November 27, 2006

Thanksgiving Feast

Thanks to Jim and Susanne, we had a great Thanksgiving family gathering again this year. That stuffing is fantastic I tell you. Fantastic! Next year I am going with a tub so I can take enough home to last me several weeks. Hehe.

Posted by Andy at 08:42 PM | Comments (0)

October 23, 2006

Croquet Pictures

I have posted a bunch of pics from the croquet event I hosted yesterday. Wander on over to the "Pictures" section and take a look. They're at the bottom of the list.

Posted by Andy at 07:33 PM | Comments (2)

September 14, 2006

Big Alaska Trip

I put up pics from mom and dad's Alaska bus trip and cruise. Don't worry, they didn't use the bus for the cruise part. Head on over to the pictures page and have a look.

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September 07, 2006

A Few New Pics

Mark sent me a few pictures of his kids at the ocean during the recent tropical storm, so set aside your questions about his parenting skills for a moment and head on over to the pictures page to have a look. Just messing with you, Mark. :)

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June 20, 2006

New Galleries

Two new picture galleries are up for your perusal. One has a few pics from Maureen and Shannon's birthday trip to New York, and the other has a bunch from my parents' trip to Cape May last month. Enjoy!

Posted by Andy at 06:51 PM | Comments (0)

June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day, dads. Have some fun with your kids today, and feel free to send along pictures if you got 'em.

Posted by Andy at 11:41 AM | Comments (0)

May 14, 2006

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day all you family moms. I hope you had a great day.

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April 18, 2006

My Reunion Story

I think you guys might enjoy this little gem from our Easter gathering just passed...

I was sitting outside on one of the picnic table benches after eating when the call to egg picking was issued. Naturally, all the kids came running inside from the sandbox and blacktop. Connor Wilson was no exception, but he had to make a pit stop next to me to pick up his shoes and socks first.

It turns out he's pretty proficient with the shoe and sock donning process. I gave him a hand with one shoe that was a little too tight for him to pull on by himself, but he handled everything else on his own while chattering on about how great egg picking was going to be, and how he hoped everyone wouldn't start without him.

I bet nobody would have even noticed if he had come in barefoot given the flurry of egg picking activity at the time, but Connor knew that he had to get his house in order, so to speak, before moving onto the next activity. Cute and responsible!

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April 16, 2006

Easter Gathering

As usual, the family reunion was a great success, thanks to great company and Mike's hosting. It was great to see all of you guys as usual. Hopefully I'll see some of you soon for the aquarium trip, too. Happy Easter everyone.

Posted by Andy at 10:30 PM | Comments (1)

Happy Easter

I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that He shall stand at the latter day upon the earth. For now is Christ risen from the dead, the first-fruits of them that sleep.

Job 19:25, I Corinthians 15:20

Posted by Andy at 03:24 PM | Comments (0)

January 29, 2006

Matt's Birthday

Just a reminder......we're planning to hold Matt's birthday on Sunday 2/12 @ noon. We'd love to see all. If you get a chance, please call or e-mail and confirm you're coming.

Posted by Jim & Susanne at 09:47 PM | Comments (0)

January 24, 2006

More from Lynn

In what has become classic Mosmiller family-connecting tradition, I shall continue to post emails I receive from new folks onto the site.

So Andy, if your great uncle was Louis, Jr. then I guess that makes us great cousins... as my grandfather was Louis, Jr. and, actually Louis and Elizabeth's (who my sister is named for) daughter Hilda was my mother and the daughter listed as Josephine (who is actually Josephine Catherine) goes by the name Catherine.. her birthday is this Thursday the 26th. We left Md. in 1957 and had little if no contact with that side of the family. I remember Uncle Albert (Goldbach) and Aunt Anna who married Frank Engle and had twin boys... Doug and Hugh.. so nice to catch up.
Uncle Lou (who was the father of Michael Kent was married to Alice and they had 6 children, Joyce, Wayne, Kent, Gayle and twin girls (they were babies when we left).

Lynn :)

Posted by Andy at 10:30 PM | Comments (3)

January 23, 2006

Another Family Contact

The following was added as a comment by Lynn Merkle Vorsatz to an older thread, so I figured I'd get it in a more visible spot.

I was born in Baltimore in 1947. My mother was Hilda Mosmiller Merkle of Riviera Beach Md. My father was Erwin Merkle and my sister is Beth and brother is Dick. My mother's sister.. Catherine Creed lived in Sunset Beach along with her husband Herbert and their four children.. Melanie, Herbie, Darlene and David Creed. Wayne Mosmiller is my cousin along with Kent and Gayle and the twins (who I really never knew as we moved to Florida in 1957. We have not had contact since then.

Posted by Andy at 08:08 PM | Comments (0)

December 29, 2005

Thankgiving Pics 2005

I didn't get very many, but you can view what we have from Thanksgiving with the Wilsons over on the "Pictures" page.

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December 25, 2005

Merry Christmas

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Posted by Andy at 12:42 AM | Comments (1)

December 23, 2005

Help Page Update

I have added instructions for sending email notifications on the "Help" page. If you haven't posted or have forgotten how to post, check that page before you contact me, as it contains a step by step pictorial walkthrough. If you find my instructions unclear, let me know and I'll see what I can do. I realize that the posting interface is unfamiliar to you, but the process is about equal to sending an email in terms of difficulty. It just takes a bit of familiarity as with any program.

Posted by Andy at 10:41 PM | Comments (0)

December 08, 2005

Genealogy Page Move

I have rolled the Genealogy page into the existing Info page. This new Info page now requires a username and password to gain access, which has been added to protect sensitive information.

I will send an email to those of you for whom I have contact information. There are still many blanks and out of date emails on the info page, so I can't get all of you. If you're unable to access the Info page, just and I'll send you the password right away.

Posted by Andy at 09:18 PM | Comments (0)

December 04, 2005

Happy Holidays

The Bel Air Wilson's are wishing everyone a very safe and wonderful holiday season.

Posted by Jim & Susanne at 09:59 AM | Comments (1)

November 24, 2005



We have just returned from another lovely Thanksgiving dinner at Susanne and Jim's. (The homemade cranberry sauce was excellent, Susanne.) Lots of nice conversations, a concert by budding trombonist Chris, (that was my instrument, too), and delicious food. How satisfying to be with our family again. Thank you all for yet another memorable holiday.

Posted by Skip & Carol at 07:32 PM | Comments (1)

October 26, 2005

What's going on?

What's going on here? The only people using this site are a few of us. Doesn't anybody have a joke or something?
We found a great recipe for crab batter. Like the one we had at Meushaws and Tall Oaks. Go to the recipe section.
Catch you later,

Posted by Skip & Carol at 06:36 PM | Comments (2)

September 29, 2005

I'm Posting for the 1st Time

Hi Y'All,

Just to let you know that Andy is teaching me how to post an entry for either the entire site or just my section.

I do appreciate the comprehensiveness of this site.

It's been exciting that other Mosmillers contacted us through this doorway.


Posted by Tom at 09:57 PM | Comments (1)

September 15, 2005

Disaster Relief Fundraiser

Given the state of affairs in New Orleans and the surrounding region, I have decided to sell my religiously-themed note cards and bookmarks as a fundraiser to aid in the reconstruction and rescue efforts. The entirety of the profit from each set of 10 cards, (totaling approximately $5.50 out of every $10), will go to UMCOR, the United Methodist Committee On Relief, which allows 100% of the donation to be used for relief effort since the overhead for the organization is already covered through donations through the church.

Cards may be purchased in sets of 10 in either a standard mixed set or with 10 cards from any of the seasonal designs as shown in the attached jpeg file. Each card features the design on the front with an accompanying Bible verse on the back of the card. Each verse, with the exception of the Christmas and Easter verses, are suitable for Jewish audiences as well. All sets of 10 cards save the Christmas version may be purchased for $10. A set of the Christmas cards costs $12 and includes a brief holiday message and design on the inside of the card in addition to the verse on the back face. Every set includes appropriately sized envelopes included in the price.

Sets of matching bookmarks may also be purchased for $10 for a set of 10. Each bookmark matches a card in design and contains an extended version of the verse printed on the back of the matching card.

I hope you will join with me in supporting the humanitarian efforts needed to restore the once great city of New Orleans and the surrounding areas damaged so heavily by Hurricane Katrina. Orders may be sent to

Yours in fellowship,

Andrew Mosmiller

card samples

Posted by Andy at 09:28 PM | Comments (2)

September 09, 2005

Two Galleries Up

Pictures are up from my folks' National Park trip and also from Jim's 40th birthday party.

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July 12, 2005

New Pics and Genealogy

Uncle Tom sent me two genealogy files that I have converted to pdf format for all to view. In addition, we have some new pictures from Mark's diving trip last year, and will soon have a few from Jim, Susanne and the kids' trip to Disney World. Enjoy!

Posted by Andy at 09:54 PM | Comments (0)

June 28, 2005

Chris Update

This is Chris. I am fine. Although somewhat painfull, it's not too bad. I see the specialist on Thursday and expect to get a cast at that time. Thank you all for thinking of me.

ps. I'm watching a lot of old movies my dad made and everyone looks so funny.


Posted by Jim & Susanne at 06:57 PM | Comments (3)

June 15, 2005

Uncle Walter

When I attended my first Flahaven Thanksgiving at the Carrion's, Aunt Helen and Uncle Walter made me feel welcome and right at home. Walt immediately began sharing his dog stories with me and helped me to enjoy my visit. I will never forget the time that we accompanied them to Ocean City to fish from a head boat. (Oh, was I ever seasick!), but we still had a great time. When Andy came along, we were once again invited to visit at the ocean, where Aunt Helen gave Andy his first ride on the little boats at the amusement pier. We all stood their waving at him each time he circled around. Poor Andy just looked at us helplessly. (Or maybe he had already figured out that we were a little tetched. Tee hee!)

Walter had ready advice for us when Nugget joined our family, encouraging Skip to start training her early, (which advice Skip followed to the letter), making her a memorable pet, even if she never learned not to dig.

When Andy was young, and fascinated with airplanes and rocket ships, Uncle Walter gave him the replica of the space shuttle that was on his desk. (Andy still has it.) I am glad that I had a chance to know Uncle Walter, and will miss talking with him at family gatherings.

Love to all,

Posted by Skip & Carol at 04:21 PM | Comments (0)

June 13, 2005


Thinking about Walter my main impression has always been how helpful he always was. The family has laughed many times about the time he was coming to go fishing at the shore, and I asked him to pick up a refrigerator for me. He did it without blinking an eye. I'm sorry to see him leave us, but we all know this man, who was always so active, would have dreaded to be in a situation where he was unable to do anything due to his health. What a wonderful person he was.

Posted by Skip & Carol at 05:04 PM | Comments (0)

June 09, 2005


I have a genealogical rundown on the Mosmiller family as we know it. Will be happy to forward to Kent when I get back to Catonsville.

Posted by Joe & Clare at 05:45 PM | Comments (0)

June 08, 2005

Family Contact

I received two emails from Michael Kent Mosmiller (goes by Kent) in the past month after he had seen the website. We all seem to be related but we're not entirely sure specifically how, so I'll post his messages here and you can comment with any additional info you might have.

Andy, I first must say I do not know you except we have the same last name. We must be related somehow because I am sure that all Mosmillers are related. We have six children on our side alone. Pasadena and Rivera Beach is where we used to spend summers at Aunt Hilda's along the waterfront. Uncle Herb was married to Hilda. They lived on Stony Creek. There are many Mosmillers in the Richmond area and I know they are related also. If you can, tell me what you know.

My father was Louis. Ed was his cousin. My grandmother was married twice and his half brother was Albert Goldbach. There is a John and Joseph Mosmiller as cousin's as well. Edward is the one that passed in the boat accident last year. His Dad was Edward as well and he lives in Tampa. I also have a brother Wayne and he has two son's Shane and Lance, They live in Pa. I have two son's Michael and Derrick who live in Baltimore. I was always under the impression there were two sides of this family, my grandfathers, which we are on and my grandfather's brothers side which you are on. Someone owned a store in Belair / Edgewood area called Mosmiller's Grocery Store. I think this was the family of Carol Mosmiller-Vidmar. I believe she works for Legg Mason. Anyhow my sister Gayle knows way more than I do about all this than I do.

I think he mixed up Sheila's name, but barring that I think we have some interesting information to work with here. If you'd care to get in direct contact I can link an email as well with his permission of course.

Posted by Andy at 03:36 PM | Comments (1)

May 30, 2005

Ellie's First Communion Pics

Mark sent me pictures from Ellie's first communion party, now viewable in the pictures section of the website. If anyone can comment to this post with the date this occured I'll add that to the link.

Posted by Andy at 02:58 PM | Comments (0)

April 15, 2005


Hey, how come nobody is putting anything on this web site but us? Get with the program and let us know what your getting into. Nicole, where's the recipe for those delicious snacks you made at Easter?

Later guys,

Posted by Skip & Carol at 09:54 PM | Comments (2)

March 28, 2005

Great Easter Gathering

As usual the big family Easter get-together was great. I think I have some egg-picking wounds on my hand from some overzealous youngsters, but I will survive to pick another day.

I added a recipe category to the main page here. It won't become visible until some recipes are actually posted, but you can choose it from the category list now when you post. I think it's a great idea to have family recipes up here. Anyone who wants to post a recipe, go ahead if you know how, or feel free to contact me if you don't. Don't forget the comprehensive help page too. I need to add a little something to it, but it takes you through the entire process up to the email notification part. To send email notifications to everyone for your post, scroll down the page after you save your post. You will see an option there that was previously not visible.

For anyone who took pictures today, contact me and send them so I can add them to the pool.

Happy Easter everybody!

Posted by Andy at 01:47 AM | Comments (1)

March 13, 2005

Craft fair

I am signed up for a table at the Chesapeake craft fair this coming Saturday, March 19th, but I need help manning the tables. I can't do it myself due to my health. If any of you would be willing to work at my table at any point from 9-3, (8:30 to set up probably, as tables must be ready by 8:45), I would be very appreciative.

I will have all the cards ready to go as well as order forms handy in case things get low, so I think things will be fairly easy to handle. I have a couple people helping out between certain times, but I would really like to have 2 there all the time if possible.


Posted by Andy at 12:38 AM | Comments (0)

February 15, 2005

Owl Pictures

As promised, the pictures from mom and dad's trip are up. Birds are notoriously hard to photograph, but dad got some pretty nice ones I think. Head on over and take a look.

Posted by Andy at 03:11 PM | Comments (2)

December 24, 2004

Merry Squidsmas!

Merry Squidsmas... err... Christmas everyone!
(Click the image to enlarge as usual.)

Squidsmas Tree

Posted by Andy at 04:20 PM | Comments (0)

December 23, 2004

More New Pics

I have posted a ton of new pictures on the pictures page. Go take a look!

Posted by Andy at 07:09 PM | Comments (2)

December 10, 2004

Thanksgiving Pictures

I have posted Jim's pictures from Thanksgiving this year. Head over to the pictures page to take a look.

Posted by Andy at 05:00 PM | Comments (0)

November 26, 2004

Thanksgiving @ Jim & Susanne's

What a great day! It is wonderful to get together for a special feast with those you love, isn't it? An added treat is that Susanne's parents are there to add to the conversation. We truly are blessed to be part of such a loving family. Thank you, Susanne & Jim and everyone who gathered Thursday. Too bad we can't get the whole clan together as we once did, but the sub-groups are just great.

Chris entertained us with a few numbers on the alto sax and Matt and company did an energetic guitar number. My, the talent!

Love, Carol

Posted by Skip & Carol at 10:06 PM | Comments (2)

November 25, 2004

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving everybody.

Posted by Andy at 01:51 AM | Comments (1)

November 18, 2004

Copyright Questions

I know we have plenty of lawyers or people with access to lawyers in our family, so maybe some of you can help me with this...

I need to copyright my cards, bookmarks, and bag designs before I try to sell them in any serious capacity. I have the short form sitting here in front of me, but I don't know if I need to fill out and pay separately for each card, bookmark, and bag design, or if I can fill out one form for all the cards at once, or perhaps one form per general design. For example, I have a 4-toned butterfly picture that appears in card, bookmark, and bag form. Would that constitute one design (the card and bag are identical except for size), 2, or 3? I can post graphical examples if that would help.

Perhaps better still, do any of you know of organizations who might be set up to help disabled folk with beginning business management?

You can leave any suggestions or answers as comments on this post. Thanks all.

Posted by Andy at 06:48 PM | Comments (0)

November 11, 2004

Call for Help

Can anyone out there take over my card sales for me? With my health the way it is, I stand no chance of doing this, and this is kind of all I have going this Holiday season. This is really the time to get my cards in local shops. If they don't even see them until after Thanksgiving, I can forget about it.

What I basically need is someone to do some phone work in order to get the idea out there and get email addresses to which I can send samples. I have a short list of places to call, but they require timing I just can't manage. The email part is much more viable for me.

Posted by Andy at 10:09 PM | Comments (0)

November 08, 2004

Genealogy Info

Thanks Uncle Joe for sending me all of your Mosmillers genealogy info. It really looks like there's a lot to be discovered there. I do, however, need someone else to put together the data for the Genealogy page on this site. If I devote time to this, I won't be able to do anything else for 6 months or so. Once I have typed data, I'll convert it to the website and get it online, but I need others to take up the challenge on this one. Anyone interested in doing this, or in teaming up with other people to get it done, please leave a comment on this post indicating your interest.

Posted by Andy at 03:54 PM | Comments (0)

October 27, 2004


Somebody send me the birth dates of all our family members if you have them, and it's no trouble.

Posted by Skip & Carol at 04:43 PM | Comments (0)

September 28, 2004

Password the "Info" Page?

I would like your input on the subject of password-protecting the Info page. Would you prefer to allow access only to family members, or are you ok with having your addresses and phone numbers open to the public. It may be important to note that this page isn't likely to get traffic from those not in our family or those who are friends, though it isn't outside the realm of possibility that someone could stumble into the site.

Please appraise me of your opinion on this subject via the comments form below. Thanks!

Posted by Andy at 12:30 AM | Comments (1)

September 11, 2004

Golf Clubs

Whoever wanted the golf clubs for the kid, I have them.


Posted by Skip & Carol at 04:10 PM | Comments (0)

September 09, 2004

Email Notification

John suggested implementing email notification to the website. I can do it pretty easily, but I want to know who wants to be included on that list. I don't want anyone receiving "spam" from this site, that's for sure. Hehe. Just let me know by adding a comment to this post listing your preference.


Posted by Andy at 06:17 PM | Comments (2)

September 07, 2004

Info Section Updated

I've added a lot of content to the Info section of our website. Feel free to take a look.

Posted by Andy at 02:01 AM | Comments (0)

September 06, 2004

My Party

Just a note to thank all of my wonderful family for giving me magnificent party. It was truly a great time, and all the time and effort that all of you put into it was greatly appreciated.
Thanks also for the many gifts. What can one say. I'm truly blessed.


Posted by Skip & Carol at 01:31 AM | Comments (0)

August 10, 2004


Hi everybody! is finally online. Every page should work now, though some will be empty until you post to them by logging in and creating entries. I'm currently working on finding the best system for posting pictures. For now, any pictures you would like posted should simply be sent to me via email or regular mail depending on the situation. I encourage you all to log in and give posting a try.

Posted by Andy at 12:05 AM | Comments (1)