"Gathering Around The Family Tree"

To all the descendants of John Carter, Sr., be it proclaimed that we are gathering to celebrate our family heritage on Friday, August 1, 2014 through Sunday, August 3, 2014 in Kansas City, Mo.  Our event headquarters is the Hyatt Place Hotel - Airport.



Not enough hours in the day, we often say

we watch as the business of life allows time slip away.


Before we know days turn to months and months into years,

Time is mapped with laughter and tears,

the long road sometimes landmarked with sadness and tears.


Elders pass and children grow,

has it been that long we ask, where does the time go?


Not every chance to gather is taken.

“We’ll see them next time” we say and hope we’re not mistaken.


A chance like now comes once in a lifetime it seems,

when the bright light of family is nurtured and beams,

there will be laughter and time to reminisce

we will all be proud this is a chance we did not miss.
By Ryan Guerrero