This site was created for as many descendents of Johannes and Katharina Beckel and their families as we can attract to use it with us! Here we can share our news, photographs, amusing or thought provoking things we've seen elsewhere, and links to other sites we like. Below there are names for several photo albums available by request. Please share photos of your own or links that you like and think others would, too. The more of us who post here, the more interesting we will all find coming here!

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Barb would be so happy to see so many
still using the message board to keep in touch!

  • Back checking inCarole, Mon Jun 11 2:36pm

  • It's nearly July 4th ~ hope all is well!Delores, Sun Jul 1 5:12am

    questionAmy Shippy Elson, Sat May 19 7:58pm

  • Harlan ShippyAmy Elson, Sat Mar 17 2:17pm

  • Will you see the eclipse?Carole, Sat Aug 19, 2017 8:55pm

  • New baby in the family!Kristi, Mon May 15, 2017 1:33pm

    Happy Mother's Day (nm)Carole, Sun May 14, 2017 10:16pm

  • Is everyone having some form of winter storm?Carole, Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:10am

  • HAPPY NEW YEAR! (nm)Carole, Sun Jan 1, 2017 8:01am

  • Merry ChristmasAmy Elson, Wed Dec 21, 2016 10:42am

  • The AmWest Pig RoastKristi, Mon Nov 7, 2016 8:29am

    This BFMB is getting rather scarce of posts ~Delores Washetko, Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:11pm

  • Joining inVickie Buchanan, Tue Sep 15, 2009 8:54am

  • Good Morning to the Beckel Family (nm)Carole, Wed Sep 7, 2016 10:32am

    Sarah Shippy's progressAmy Shippy Elson, Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:59am

  • prayer request for Harlan and Sarah Shippyamy shippy Elson, Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:17pm

    Neoma Obermeyer Thayer, daughter of Lille (Beckel) andCarole, Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:46pm

  • I hope everyone is OK. (nm)Carole, Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:54pm

  • HAPPY 4TH OF JULY! (nm)Carole, Mon Jul 4, 2016 7:42am

    family deathCarole, Tue Jun 14, 2016 10:01pm

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    BFMB Photos
    (No longer linked, but if requested, available by email as listed individually.)

    Beckel Family Album - Older Generations
    A collection of photos of the parents, siblings and children of Adolf and Sadie Beckel

    Beckel Family Album - Our Generations
    A collection of photos of the families who followed Adolf and Sadie Beckel

    Barb's "Alma Beckel"

    Barb's "Alma Beckel II"

    The Art Beckel Family Album

    The Sterling Pryor Family Album

    The McCoy Family Album

    From Delores in Germany - Album One

    From Delores in Germany - Album Two

    Mark's Photos

    Pets We Love

    Especially for Sharing
    With cyberpals we have never met, and others we rarely if ever see any more

    Missouri Sight Seeing

    Family Reunions in the Past
    Photos from the family reunion held in 2001 and a few more collected since.


    Roy & Vickie Buchanan's Page

    Erin's Pictures of the Legacy Colorguard!!

    Posting Tips
    HTML codes that you can use in your posts.

    You MUST remove all *s from in front and behind the < > and NOT leave any spaces, for the codes to work.

    -To provide a link (hyperlink) to another website address like this:
    Title of Link
    Use this code: <*A HREF="URL"*>Title of Link<*/A*>
    [Note: URL is the http://www.................. ]

    - To make text bold like this: bold text
    Use this code: <*B*>bold text<*/B*>

    -To make text italic like this: italic text
    Use this code: <*I*>Text to be italicized<*/I*>

    -To underline text like this: underlined text
    Use this code: <*U*> Text to be underlined <*/U*>

    -To display an image (Note - some free webservers do not allow the external viewing of images):

    Use this code: <*IMG SRC="URL for the image"*>
    [Note: The URL is the image location - http://www.................. ]

    -To center text or images on the page, like this:
    Use this code:<*CENTER*>Text or Image<*/CENTER*>

    -To choose a color for your text like this: text
    Use this code: <*FONT COLOR="DC143C"*>text<*/FONT*>
    [Note: Color code is 6 #s or letters like above. The link for a GREAT HTML color chart is below, just pick the color you like and insert the 6 digits into the code. DON'T FORGET TO ELIMINATE ALL OF THE * IN THE CODE]

    -To change the size of font (text), from 1 to 7. 1 is the smallest, 7 is the largest. like these:

    <*FONT SIZE="1"*>text<*/FONT*><*FONT SIZE="2"*>text<*/FONT*>
    <*FONT SIZE="3"*>text<*/FONT*><*FONT SIZE="4"*>text<*/FONT*>
    <*FONT SIZE="5"*>text<*/FONT*><*FONT SIZE="6"*>text<*/FONT*>

    Use this code to get: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 [Note: put a number from 1-7 before the rear quotation mark. DON'T FORGET TO ELIMINATE ALL OF THE * IN THE CODE.]

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