Here is Raymond, speaking at a workship on July 3, 1999. (You can find the same photo in the Photo Gallery.)
During Saturday's Whipple Family History Workshop at Gordon College in Wenham, Raymond Whipple shares a lighter moment about his family's experience.
Rather than repeat the information about his book, I'll refer you to its description in this blog.
In 1999 I imagined myself related to both the Ipswich and Providence Whipple branches. Shortly thereafter, I realized that my connection to the Ipswich branch was bogus. (I am a 9th great grandson of Captain John of Dorchester MA and Providence RI.)
A few years after that, however, my earlier decision to make Whipple.org encompass ALL Whipples everywhere/anywhere was vindicated, when my mother-in-law discovered that she was an 8th great granddaughter of John Whipple of Bocking, England/Ipswich, MA. (I guess that makes my children super Whipples?)
It's great to renew my acquaintance with my wife's cousin Raymond. (This is the third time: the first was in 1999, the second in 2009 when I acquired Raymond's book, and the third was this past month.)
It's great being a Whipple!