Short-Nelson Family Reunion

July 19, 2010

Thanks to all of you who helped make the 2010 Short-Nelson Family Reunion a success. We enjoyed meeting and reconnecting with all of you. We especially appreciate your sacrifice of time, money and energy to join us and participate in all of the activities with such gusto.

The family tree chart was a big highlight of the weekend. I have attached it HERE so that you can download it and make a copy for you and your family. Because it is so wide if you view it on your computer you will need to zoom in to see various parts.

If you print the tree from your own printer it’s going to come out in many pages that would have to be pasted together. To get the full chart it’s best to copy it to a flash drive or CD and take it to your local Staples, Office Max or FedExOffice (formerly Kinko’s) where they can make the large format you saw at the reunion.

We would like to update the family tree and have it ready well before the next reunion. To do that, we need your help. Please examine it and check for accuracy and spelling. Then send your corrections to us at

Thanks to Herbert T. Brown, III for creating the family tree chart, for planning and narrating the Hollywood Highlights Tour and for gathering the music.

A special thanks to Lawrence Butler for shooting all the photos for the reunion. You may buy copies of individual shots by visiting his website at

We can reorder t-shirts at $15 each but the company requires a minimum order of 24. So, if you’d like an extra t-shirt, we need your size, payment and shipping address as soon as possible. Make checks payable to Flora Brown and send to 136 N. Avenida Palmera, Anaheim, CA 92807.

If you missed this reunion, you now have two years to plan for the next one which will be in 2012 in Dallas, Texas. Thelma Wooten is the contact person for the 2012 reunion. Look for information from her so you can plan to be there.

2010 Family Reunion Committee