Note: Original Post May 22, 2018.
If your last name is Maness, I’d like to take your photograph and buy you a beer.
Here's the back story...
My name is Les Maness and I am the son of Charles Maness who was born and raised in De Soto, MO (ancestry here https://ancstry.me/2IGLOer). Although my Dad has passed, his fondness for his home town lives on in me. So, since I will be visiting there and hopefully locating signs with our family name to photograph, I’ve decided to host a MANESS (Long Lost Cousin) Family Reunion on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 from 6-8 PM at De Soto Pogolinos at 530 N. 2nd St, De Soto, MO. And if your last name is or was Maness, I would like to meet and photograph you for my ongoing book, “Life Is A Highway” (see link https://bit.ly/2J2rKPY).
If you think that sounds like fun, please RSVP to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can let the restaurant know how many to expect. If you’d like to confirm that I am legit, you can check out my website www.LesManess.com and see my books, gigs, photos, etc.. And as to my opening offer, I’ve set up a $100 tab toward beverages, so the first round for first comers is on me. Lastly, if you were/are related to a Maness, but can’t attend, feel free to email me greetings to your extended family and I will gladly pass them along.
Update July 3, 2018: For more posts, photos and links about De Soto, MO, see:
11. MANESS (Long Lost Cousin) Family Reunion Invite.
35. Honor Thy Father.
36. Amazing Places: De Soto, MO.
37: Amazing Places: Pine Mountain Country Coffee House.
38: MANESS (Long Lost Cousin) Family Reunion Photos.
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