Please enjoy these priceless photos. If any of the labeling is incorrect please let me know ASAP. Also, if any of you have other photos that you would like to share via this website please forward them to via U.S. Mail or email attachment. All original photos will be scanned and returned to you unharmed. I am particularly interested in historical photos of our elders.
DeAnthony and family welcome the weary travelers.

Reunion 2016 - Dallas

The Brown/Ewing Family Reunion 2016 was hosted by DeAnthony Rainey, August 5 through August 7. The event photographer provided almost 300 photographs that I have attempted herein to whittle down to 71 that provide a beautiful but manageable overview. This was an agonizing task! I have also attempted to organize the photos based somewhat on event chronologically and by family subgroups. I have labeled the portrait photos (48-71) to the best of my ability. I apologize in advance for any errors. Your corrections are encouraged.

Front L-R: Alicen, Unknown, Tony, Rose, and Tommy. DeAnthony is on the far right. Dee, Barbara, Akila, and Sharon are on

2014 Summer in KC

The picnic organized by Claudette Rainey's children, Cheryl chief among them, was absolutely fantastic! The whole weekend was a rich family event but the picnic was the apex. Mom and I met descendants of many of Mama and Papa Brown's children. Offhand, we met the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Alice (including yours truly), Mickey (James), Claude, Paul, Marguerite, Rosalee, and Annabelle.     

While the visit was wonderful the travel portion was very difficult for my mother. We knew this going in but she very much wanted to go anyway. This was likely the last time she will see the place of her birth and childhood.  

Please enjoy the picnic pics below. My thanks go to Valerie Brown and Lynda Daniels for sending them to me. They were taken by cell phone. (I apologize for appearing in most of them; when I asked for their photos they must have assumed that's what I meant.) If anyone has other photos please send them to me by email,, or text message, (925) 519-8426.  


Top Photo: Claude Brown, son of Papa Brown, with his daughter, Constance; Middle Photo: Levana Grovey, 1st wife of Willi

Family Photos Across Generations

Teena, her son Terence 'Top Cat', Teena's mom Annabelle 'Girlie' and Girlie's husband, Webster

Aunt Girlie's Collection (Thanks Teena!)


Brenda Houston's Wedding Reception

Debbie is the eldest offspring of Gerald 'Jerry' Brown, son of William 'Buster' Brown.

Deborah "Debbie" (Brown) Griffiths, M.D. & Fam


Reunion 2010 Photos

Please submit your reunion 2010 digital photos to me by email attachment ASAP. You may also submit digital images directly via the website. The images will appear once approved. So far I have posted 16 images taken by Aunt Marguerite and 39 taken by my wife, Anne. I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Reunion 2012 - Banquet Vol I

Collectiion by Photographer Steven Hurst - Please submit your reunion 2012 digital photos to me by email attachment ASAP. You may also submit digital images directly via the website. The images will appear once approved. I look forward to receiving your contributions.

Reunion 2012 - Banquet Vol II

Balance of collectiion by Photographer Steven Hurst.  

Reunion 2012 - Walter Jr's Collection


Reunion 2012 - Anne's Collection