Saturday, January 18, 2014

A Message from Monika

Hello Family!
I hope this new year has found you all healthy and happy.
I am writing with a bit of news.
Unfortunately, I am unable to continue with the planning of our 2014 Pereira Family Reunion in August. The task has become a positively Herculean effort in proportion. Being a full-time college student who is steps away from graduation, I simply bit off much more than I could chew.
HOWEVER, I still do think we should have our reunion, which is why I propose a postponement for the following year: August 2015.
I am really, truly, very, very sorry.
If you are still interested in attending, contact me with suggestions or questions? Want to yell at me?  My email is
Thank you so much for understanding.


Thursday, August 15, 2013

The is where we stand

Well, Hello again, Family!
I bet you were thinking that I had forgotten about you and laid to rest all of that planning for a Pereira Family Reunion.
In fact, I have been cruising hotels, checking on places for us to have a family party, talking to DJ’s, wondering about food, activities, transportation...OH it’s endless! BUT I want you all to be comfortable and have a nice time.
So, here is how it stands at the moment:
I have found us a hotel. It is the Marriott Courtyard in Orlando. It has everything we need for a nice weekend with family, including a room for us to have a  family dinner allowing us the time and place to gather and get to know one another. We will be able to begin making our reservations in September, I will send out a quick note to let you know the exact day we can start doing that along with website information, contact phone numbers and emails. It is better to do it sooner rather than later. You will be able to make the reservations under Pereira Family Reunion. The rate is 109$ a night, which is a really great price for that time of year. Of course, if you plan on staying longer and would like to just stay at that hotel, I encourage you to make your plans as soon as possible as they might not have the room for the length of time you need it for.
Unfortunately, the Marriott does not have suites with kitchens and separate bedrooms, if that is what you are looking for. So, I am in the process of setting up arrangements with a hotel called The Sonesta. It is a very nice hotel with apartment style rooms that include a kitchen, multiple bathrooms and the larger rooms can accommodate anywhere from 6 to 8 people. If you are interested in that, hang on to your horses, we won’t be able to make reservations there until a little later on, but I will let you know as soon as I have that information.
I am still working out the extra costs for the family party that will include paying for the food and the entertainment. I will get that information to you as soon as I have it.
A few things, however, being that the reunion is taking place in Orlando, Florida, the land of “The Mouse” and other amusing things, I would like to know what you and your families would like to do while here. I want to be sure to include any information you might need to be able to enjoy yourselves. I am mean parks, shopping, sightseeing, nightlife and so on.
I will be sending you all reminders about all of this very soon, so be on the look out!

Best Love,
Monika M Webb

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Date Change

Hello everyone!
There has been a date change.
In order to make sure we all get to go to the family reunion, we have had to push the date back a little further to August 1 through the 3rd of 2014.
Best Love

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Family Reunion Plans Begin

This is the email that went out earlier today.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions.
1 January 2013

Hello Family!

     I am Monika Webb, daughter of Mariea Webb, neé Bean. My grandmother was Muriel Bean, neé Pereira, daughter of Emanuel Pereira and Estella Philpott.
     I am writing because many of you have expressed an interest in coming together for a family reunion in the near future and we have settled on July 11th through 13th 2014 in Orlando, Florida.
     I am now starting the hunt for appropriate accommodations and activities for everyone and need a ball park figure of attendance for that weekend.
     If you are still interested, please drop me a line with an approximation of how many might be attending in your party, and an idea of what you would like to do beyond our family reunion activities, for example: local attractions, shopping and sight-seeing opportunities. I want to make this as enjoyable for everyone as I can. My info is on the left.
     Melanie Pereira, daughter of Kenneth Pereira, is the family historian, so if you have any information that you might like to see included on the family tree in the way of photographs, stories and anecdotes, please forward them to her. Contact info is on the left.
     Leanne E. Küchler, daughter of Cynthia Benhlima , nee Kuchler, Bean,  is the alternate planner  and contact. She will be able to answer a lot of questions as well. Her contact info is also on the left.
     Also, please take a moment to pass this email along to anyone who is of the Family Pereira that I might not know and ask them to please contact me as soon as possible that I may include them on future mailings so that everyone can be kept up-to-date as plans come along. You can also check out, and contribute to, our family blog at:
     You can also join the “All of We Lot” group on Facebook.
     I look forward to hearing from you all in the upcoming months and seeing all of your smiling and loving faces soon!

Best Love,

Monika M Webb

Tuesday, August 21, 2012


I'm Monica.
I started this blog as a way to get, and keep, in touch with my family from the very close to the very far flung. I hope reading this you will be encouraged to introduce yourselves and share your news and pictures.
So, I will start.
My name is Monica. My Mother is Mariea Y. Webb, nee Bean. My Grandmother was Muriel A. Bean, nee Pereira. I was born and raised in New York, but spent many a HOT SUMMER DAY in Bermuda with my family. I am a writer, photographer and a published poet.
I don't know how to have people just post here...YET...but if you send me your posts and pictures, I will put the posts up here.
Meanwhile, we are talking about a family reunion in 2014, plenty of time for everyone to make plans.
So, join the blog and I will post frequent polls to find out what is on everyone's mind as well as information and news.
Take it easy - Monika