April 6, 2002
The meeting was called to order at 2pm by Joe Y. Brindley, BIHF
Vice President. It was held at the Cullman, Alabama Civic Center.
ATTENDEES: Joe Y.& Fran Brindley, Helen J. Brindley, Harold
Brindley, James Brindley, Dorothy Lytle, Jeff Lytle, Meighan
Lytle, Tom Watson, Karen Watson, Brindley Watson and Taft Watson.
Harry Grimes said a prayer to open the meeting.
Dr. Sylvia Morris gave a very inspiring talk on the history of
Cullman and how the Brindleys fit into it.
The minutes of the November 17, 2001
meeting were read and approved.
TREASURER'S REPORT -
Harold Brindley reported a current balance of $849.19 as of April
Joe Brindley said a few words on the "spelling controversy".
He showed two full page ads from the Arab Tribune newspaper for
an Arab funeral home that stated "serving the people of
Brindlee Mountain". Joe said that he called and talked to
one of the owners and stressed the point that they were mispelling
the official name of the mountain, and the many relatives of
Mace Brindley who lived in the Arab area did not appreciate that.
Joe suggested that, if they needed verification of the correct
spelling of the mountain, that they talk to David Moore, the
editor of the Arab Tribune and/or the Arab Historical Society,
both who know and support the correct spelling of Brindley Mountain.
The person at the funeral home was courteous but made no comment
or promise about correcting their misspelling.
Joe said he had tried to get the cemetery historical marker off
the post and had a little trouble, but would get someone to help
him get it off so he can take it and get it refinished as approved
at the November 2001 meeting.
Joe said he had talked to Nancy Brindley and read an e-mail from
her that included the following:
She has received some information on the prisoner of war record
of Gabriel Lafayette Brindley, Mace's olders son. She got the
information from Dr. David Bush of Heidelberg College.
She is close to ready to publish the update of the book, "The
Old Stage Coach Road". The good news is that she has found
one or more publishing companies that do "electronic publishing",
and she will only have to pay $100.00 up front, instead of what
was expected to be $3000.00 or more, and with a guarantee of
selling some number of books. The electronic publisher will have
the book for sale, paperback only, on the internet at Amazon.com.
When a person orders the book, they will print one and send it
to the buyer for whatever their price is. Nancy wants everyone
to go to the Brindley Mountain website and check the geneology
information there, and OK what is there and give her any additional
information as soon as possible so she can get the latest possible
data included in the book. She stressed the point that, for privacy
purposes, she would not publish any personal data other that
the names of people who are still living
Joe reminded everyone that the next meeting date was approved
at the last meeting as November 17, 2002. The location will be
determined later and everyone will be notified.
The meeting was adjourned at 3:10 pm by Joe Brindley.
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