Click here to view the report on the 2011 reunion which contains key links to important
photos, articles and documents
CLICK HERE to see the
video shown as part of
the 2012 family reunion program
produced by Eric Johnson
CLICK HERE to read the three-page script of the skit performed at the 2015
FAMILY REUNION and link to the
videos of the Spong Family Song,
both written by Lane Holmstrom
Click here to see the family tree, beginnng with the first generation, as published on the SWEDES IN TEXAS website. (Thanks to Rod Johnson for this detail and link.)
Click here to see the photos of the first generation, the 14 children of the second generation and their families, and the family home about five miles north of Hutto
Website by Grapevine Information Systems (GisMedia), Kurt Johnson, webmaster.
Article: "The emigrants from Smaland, Sweden--the American dream"
The 2016 Spong Reunion was held on Saturday, August 6 at Hutto (TX) Lutheran Church,
AND NOW .... here's the report
LEGACY LINKS from past years
and important family documents
in the column below
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Eric Johnson was emcee for the program of the well-attended 2016 reunion
CLICK HERE to see the video of the 2016 version of the SPONG FAMILY REUNION SONG,
led by Lane Holmstrom, who wrote the lyrics and music several years ago
CLICK HERE to see a brief portion (excerpt) of the 2016 skit written by Lane Holmstrom of a fictional conversation between the family patriarchs, Andrew and Augusta Spong,
with Augusta played by Rick Rickard (left) and Andrew played by Eric Johnson.
Click the link below this link for the text of the full skit conversation.
CLICK HERE to read the text of the 2016 skit -- a PDF document
The background for the speaker's podium: the Andrew and Augusta Spong family and the homestead five miles north of Hutto
A photo (taken on August 6, 2016) of the beginning phase of reconstruction of Holmstrom Field (named in honor of Buddy, Carroll and David Holmstrom) for their
achievements in fast-pitch softball during the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. The original baseball field was located in the foreground, and the Hutto Hippo football stadium
was located in the background and in use from approximately 1953 through the early 1990s. The park's namesake is Fritz Jernquist, whose wife (Frieda) was
the daughter of Andrew and Augusta Spong. Fritz and Frieda's heirs donated the land for a portion of the northern portion of Fritz Park.