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Clan MacBean Gathering

Stone Mountain, Georgia

October 19-21, 2018

Learn all about it at the Clanmacbean Shop

 

2 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

If you are wondering why Clan MacBean isn't at as many games as you'd like, it's because of we've lost a lot of regional commissioners to the point that half of our regions do not have representation. A regional commissioner, more or less keeps tabs on Scottish events in their area and, where possible, gets the Clan involved. It can be a lonely existance depending on the members in that area. It is always nice to have members come by, especially for setup and takedown of tents at the beginning and end of festivals. Usually there is a parade of clans where you can march and represent the clan. A good quality tent, a table or two, some chairs and a hospitable nature will go a long way. During the Cheyenne and Colorado Springs Festivals, I had a few MacBeans and an occasional McElvain come by. Not everyone is on Facebook, so if we are going to survive and prosper as a Clan, we need to reach out every chance we get. If you are interested in possibly looking into being a regional commissioner, please contact the main office on the website and let us know about it. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Going to the Highland games in Boone, NC this weekend. Will there be any MacBean representation there?

I would like more info. I would consider it. 🙂

3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Thomas Bean I am ready to do a DNA test. Which of the Family tree DNA tests do you recommend I start with? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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If you can the Family Tree Y-DNA 67-marker test is probably the best to start. Most of the testers on the Bean Project Page has take the 67-marker test. Less than 67-markers reduces accuracy and more than 67- markers will only help if you match others that have taken the 111-marker test. I took the 67-marker test and later additional SNP tests to further fine tune the results. You should email the clan DNA genealogist and he can walk you through the process.

I did 23 & Me also, don't know about any of the other ones.

Thomas Bean will be getting a note off to me tonight about what test to get if your Beans are on the maternal side.

You might want to use the GedMatch site if you've done any DNA testing. www.gedmatch.com/login1.php

Family tree and my heritage allow you to upload raw data from the others. I did it through ancestry but put my raw data into family tree. I think ancestry still has the largest data base so if you are looking for relatives and matches that is probably still best. May not matter as much if you are just looking for heritage info. it's been a year since I researched so not sure anymore.

Ancestry 1st and then UK based Living DNA

There are a lot of dna tests out there and programs for genealogy. Family Tree and Roots Magic are the ones we need to rally behind to get Clan results.

I used 23 and me and it was VERY accurate.

I used ancestry.

23and Me is the best one we’ve used.

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3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Any males out there planning to attend the reunion that wouldn't mind splitting the cost of a room at the reunion hotel???? ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Just to let you know. I have changed the Clan Badge on the Facebook official Clan MacBean page to that designed by our Clan Chief and available from him on his homepage at McBainofMcBain.com. Cap badge available on the shop page at mcbainofmcbain.com/#capbadges. ... See MoreSee Less

3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

The Chief's Clan Badge design available on his website at mcbainofmacbain.
com
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The Chiefs Clan Badge design available on his website at mcbainofmacbain.
com

 

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Is the address (with the comma changed to a period) working for anyone else? It won’t open on my computer

I have one of these. Hope to get some more at the Scotfest in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in September.

Kinchyle!

Nice! I love it that my ancestor came from Wild Cats’

Gorgeous

love that cat!

Very nice.

Soy Mac Bean!!

David

Melanie Windmann

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3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

House of Tartan has done another run of 30 Clan MacBean lap blankets! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Melanie Windmann

3 weeks ago

Clan MacBean

Just to provide you an update from House of Tartan...

There is plenty of Clan MacBean Modern material in stock and for those of you who didn't get in on the lap blanket order, they have done another run of 30. Plenty of time for Christmas gifts and maybe a cool night at the reunion.

There is also some McElvain Ancient material left and enough heavier weight to do a couple kilts.
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May I see pictures of each to compare??

I LOVE mine.

Kris Dan Verum McIlvain

Melanie Windmann

1 month ago

Anyone into Irish traditional music? Looking for the name of a song I heard there about a young woman who takes a ship from Derry to New York. Just like my grandmother did. Can’t remember the words enough to do a search on a lyrics site. ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Does anyone have info on the reported DNA evidence linking Col. John Bean of Canterbury with John Bean of Exeter ? ... See MoreSee Less

1 month ago

Clan MacBean

I am currently in communication with Scotcrest about the possibility of having them do their coffee mugs and glasses as pictured in Clan MacBean. I was pretty disappointed in the Scot Clan's version of the same. Shown are the Scotcrest coffee mugs and glasses I have been interested in for some time. Unfortunately they haven't done them in Clan MacBean. While they do have plaques with Clan MacBean, they don't do a lot of other products in it. This could open the door. Besides a setup fee, they will requre orders for at least 100. I think it will be a no brainer..... ... See MoreSee Less

I am currently in communication with Scotcrest about the possibility of having them do their coffee mugs and glasses as pictured in Clan MacBean.  I was pretty disappointed in the Scot Clans version of the same.  Shown are the Scotcrest coffee mugs and glasses I have been interested in for some time.  Unfortunately they havent done them in Clan MacBean.  While they do have plaques with Clan MacBean, they dont do a lot of other products in it.  This could open the door.  Besides a setup fee, they will requre orders for at least 100.  I think it will be a no brainer.....Image attachment

 

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The prices are on the ScotCrest internet page.

I would be willing to buy one. I have one my dad bought a very long time ago, and someone took it. I would love to have another.

Any idea of the cost? And estimated shipping to the US? These would make great Christmas gifts 🙂

I will need a set of six Scotch glasses if we can do this

I would be interested also.

Depends on cost but I would love to have something like this.

Glasses, yes. But that's just not my cuppa... 😉

I would definitely purchase some

With the price as listed I'd be in for a mug and a glass. Wish it was more but... 🙂

Like the whiskey glasses!

I would absolutely by four of each.

4 glasses for me minimum

I would order!!!

I’m Interested

Interested!

At least 1 here

Oh my goodness! Yes pleeease! 😍

Any news on this?

Love the glasses! I would order!

I would order 4.

Would purchase.

I'd order 5

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1 month ago

Hi - I recently heard from a distant cousin that there has been DNA evidence of Col. John Bean of Canterbury linked with John Bean of Exeter that he saw posted on this page.

This is exciting news for some of us descendants interested in our genealogy.

I've gone through posts more than a year back and couldn't find it.

Could you repost it for those of us that missed it the first time ?

Thanks
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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Over 1550 people have already seen the post on Alan Bean's death. Considering not all of the 500 or so members of Clan MacBean are on Facebook.... Can you imagine what more we could do as a Clan if all of the people that were members of this page were also members of the Clan organization? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Go to the Clan webpage under shop and it gives all the payment options.

As the widow of someone with a claim to Clan MacBean...could I become a member of the Clan?

I joined for a year or two. But as I live in Australia I cannot attend any USA events/gatherings. By being a member of this page I read about the blankets. I bought, told my brother and he bought 5 too.

We deal with this issue in Mackintosh too.

I am a member of the clan organization

How do we join?

Life time member here

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2 months ago

are there any Macbean's in Scotland? If I visited I would like to connect with distant relatives ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Got this off the Clan MacKintosh page. The mother of the person that posted it is thinking of making these bears in Clan Chattan tartan as a small business. I suggested making cats instead of bears and in Clan MacBean also, and we'd probably have some MacBeans that would want one. ... See MoreSee Less

Got this off the Clan MacKintosh page. The mother of the person that posted it is thinking of making these bears in Clan Chattan tartan as a small business.  I suggested making cats instead of bears and in Clan MacBean also, and wed probably have some MacBeans that would want one.

 

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What the hay....LOL

The cat idea in Chatten tartan would be something I would consider buying, but MacBean would be preferred.

Awesome idea for the cat and MacBean colors

A cat and bear in MacBean tartan for me!

Yes, I'm wild about Wild Cats.

Depending on the price, I'd take a Hay too.

Yes in a cat for MacBeans.

Oh gracious... this is adorable

YES!!!

Most definitely

I’m in on the cat

I would!

Melanie Windmann !

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

Justine Bradford
May 4 at 10:04pm · tagAdd Topics
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Hey, all! As most of you know, I am updating and fact-checking our Clan Genealogy and History Book, Volume II for publication next January. Two major lines in this volume are the SC and TN Beans. If you are of the William Bean of Bean's Station, 1st Family of TN lineage and are a member of the Clan, now is the time to jet me your updates and corrections. We are relying on DNA for accuracy and your test results are key. If you are out of William Bean/Naomi Bates of SC, know that DNA has fine-tuned this family and your updating and input is crucial. Email me with any
questions at genealogist@clanmacbean.org. :))
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I am from William's line. I have taken a DNA test through my heratige and I uploaded it to geni.

He is and has done an excellent job for me. Began a little slow but we are very good now.

I gave up my clan Macbean heritage

I am a descendant of the William Bean / Naomi Bates of SC line. I do have information showing this. Should I email this information?

How do we contribute to this?

Is there a dna line of Been/Bean on ancestry.com? I am on Ancestry and my DNA

Bean/Bates here. Also on Ancestry & FamilyTreeDNA

I am also from the Tennessee Bean line. My 3rd great grandfather was William's grandson Col. Ellis P. Bean of Texas.

I think I owe you some more info! Life has been wild...but I will get to it!

A Thomas Bean in the Clan is supposed to be in charge of an effort using Ftdna.

Sorry I can't help...from the NH, MA, TX Beans.

I am from The William MacBean .. Tennessee

Joy Bean Cox

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2 months ago

Clan MacBean

A little product review - ScotClans - There is a company, Scotcrest, that has been making Clan mugs and glasses with a tartan ring around the top for quite a while, but not in Clan MacBean. I thought I'd check out the following products from ScotClans. Ordered them and had them within a week from the UK, so it's not like you have to wait a long time to get them. The Clan MacBean tartan does not have much of the blue, so kind of disappointing. The designs have the badges centered on the sides, but not the name underneath and the designs on the glasses are rather transparent. Not bad, but not as good as those Scotcrest china mugs and glasses with the tartan rims if they had a Clan MacBean. Am tempted to see if I could front an order like we did for the lap blankets...... ... See MoreSee Less

A little product review - ScotClans - There is a company, Scotcrest,  that has been making Clan mugs and glasses with a tartan ring around the top for quite a while, but not in Clan MacBean.  I thought Id check out the following products from ScotClans.  Ordered them and had them within a week from the UK, so its not like you have to wait a long time to get them.  The Clan MacBean tartan does not have much of the blue, so kind of disappointing.  The designs have the badges centered on the sides, but not the name underneath and the designs on the glasses are rather transparent.  Not bad, but not as good as those Scotcrest china mugs and glasses with the tartan rims if they had a Clan MacBean.  Am tempted to see if I could front an order like we did for the lap blankets......

 

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Still waiting on a couple cobalt blue Clan MacBean mugs from Celtic Croft....

I have writtten Scotcrest about possibly fronting an order to get their glasses and coffee mugs produced in Clan MacBean.

My old Clan MacBean tie (modern tartan) is moth eaten. At the games in Woodland, I ordered a Clan MacBean tie from Blandford Imports in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. When it arrives, I will post a pic.

Yes, more thin green lines much less blue have to agree. Like the mugs. What about a shot glasses? Would definitely buy those with the crest on. Add to our growing collection ye ken.

May be should entice Fenton glass to come up with items inspired by Scottish clans.Made in America, Scottish inspired.

Love those glasses! I would be interested in purchasing some.

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3 months ago

Clan MacBean

BBC Radio Scotland
If only all smartphones could understand Scottish!
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Linda Barineau Smith do we need a translator for our trip.

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

Just to let you know. If there isn't a Clan MacBean tent at a games, you could always check for a Clan MacKintosh or Clan Chattan tent and help them out. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Clan Chattan was representing The Clan in Woodland, California this weekend. Thanks Bill McWood for being there!!

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

The Lyon College Scots Pipe Band. A beautiful Campus on a high hill in Batesville, AR. Scots culture is an integral part of their curriculum. Highland Dancing and Scottish Country Dancing instruction are available also. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Would have enjoyed seeing the dancers. Hope we get to see and hear lots of this when we go to Scotland and Ireland next year!

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

The temp was only in the 40s, so a lot of people packed up early on Sunday. I went to the chapel to listen to a Scottish singing, Highland dancing, story telling, and Highland Band concert. When I came out, our tent was the last Clan standing of 18 there. That's two in a row counting Jackson, MS. ... See MoreSee Less

The temp was only in the 40s, so a lot of people packed up early on Sunday.  I went to the chapel to listen to a Scottish singing, Highland dancing, story telling, and Highland Band concert.  When I came out, our tent was the last Clan standing of 18 there.  Thats two in a row counting Jackson, MS.

 

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Is that one of our Clan characteristics-hanging in there until the very end of...whatever it is?

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

39th Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College, Batesville, AR. Could only put up the tent frame Friday because of the Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings, but it was nice Saturday in spite of some rain. A visitor was nice enough to take a picture of me in spite of the possibility of breaking her camera. ... See MoreSee Less

39th Arkansas Scottish Festival at Lyon College, Batesville, AR.  Could only put up the tent frame Friday because of the Thunderstorm and Tornado Warnings, but it was nice Saturday in spite of some rain.  A visitor was nice enough to take a picture of me in spite of the possibility of breaking her camera.

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

39th Arkansas Games at Lyon College, Batesville, AR. President's Reception at Special Events Building. ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Question regarding Clan MacBean Tartan: which is the preferred tartan for reunions?

I have heard of - Modern, Ancient and Hunting.

I am not sure but think MacBeth is also relevant to the Clan. I purchased a MacBeth Scarf in Fort William last year in a Tartan Shop in the Mall but couldn't find MacBean in any local stores at all.

Could someone possibly show all 3 of the MacBean Tartans and where to purchase items at a reasonable price (true Scottish and Yorkshire blood, always an eye for a good deal or bargain!)
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3 months ago

Clan MacBean

Just to let you know what's out there. I picked up this large utility pouch to supplement my sporran from Holy Heck out of Boise, Idaho. There's just too much to carry around in just a sporran so they have these utility pouches in small and large sizes. You can usually find a vendor at a games that will carry them. What's nice about the one I got, they gave me a choice of a higher quality leather, the rounded border around the front, and the snaps instead of plain belt loops in the back. There are also sporran hangers that just snap onto a belt so you don't have to undo it from the back and take it through the belt loops to take it off. This large pouch is approximately 5 1/2" x 7". Had it within two weeks. ... See MoreSee Less

Just to let you know whats out there.  I picked up this large utility pouch to supplement my sporran from Holy Heck out of Boise, Idaho.  Theres just too much to carry around in just a sporran so they have these utility pouches in small and large sizes.  You can usually find a vendor at a games that will carry them.  Whats nice about the one I got, they gave me a choice of a higher quality leather, the rounded border around the front, and the snaps instead of plain belt loops in the back.  There are also sporran hangers that just snap onto a belt so you dont have to undo it from the back and take it through the belt loops to take it off.  This large pouch is approximately 5 1/2 x 7.  Had it within two weeks.Image attachment

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

Have you ever wondered how tartans are made? ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Robin Fraser

Jain Savage

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

Dust off your kilt for the festivities next weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Question regarding Clan MacBean Tartan: which is the preferred tartan for reunions? I have heard of - Modern, Ancient and Hunting. I am not sure but think MacBeth is also relevant to the Clan. I purchased a MacBeth Scarf in Fort William last year in a Tartan Shop in the Mall but couldn't find MacBean in the stores at all. Could someone possibly show all 3 of the MacBean Tartans and where to purchase items at a reasonable price (true Scottish and Yorkshire blood, always an eye for a good deal or bargain!)

See phots on this page. Everything has been posted. MacBeths are a sept but I’ve never met one that claimed Clan MacBean. Any clan tartan or Inverness District is fine. Most wear Modern since it is so recognizable. The Chief’s is Ancient. You should be able to get a scarf thru Alberene Royal Mail, Celtic Croft or Scottish Lion stateside.

Wearing mine tonite

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

A t-shirt I picked up at my last Scottish Festival after I put it through Scottish auto-correct. ... See MoreSee Less

A t-shirt I picked up at my last Scottish Festival after I put it through Scottish auto-correct.

3 months ago

I gave up on my scottish heritage becasue i asked for help and i get a rude response so i am done i am not proud of beign a macbean now ... See MoreSee Less

3 months ago

Clan MacBean

That's True! 😊 Order Here >>> viralstyle.com/istore/scovoi ... See MoreSee Less

 

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tis true...roots are calling.......

OMG it's true I really want to go to Scotland

And they speak with a brogue...

Ina Bohne 😊😊😊😊

Connie Beene Dill

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4 months ago

Clan MacBean

A stitch together done by a member. Thanks Ron! Should have another even better after he works with it. ... See MoreSee Less

A stitch together done by a member.  Thanks Ron!  Should have another even better after he works with it.

 

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See previous post...

4 months ago

Private Frank Bean (my grandfather born Darlington UK 1916) front middle crouching in front of prisoners. Taken Hamburg Germany, circa September 1945. Liberation force, guarding POW's and clearing rubble from extensive bombing. ... See MoreSee Less

Private Frank Bean (my grandfather born Darlington UK 1916) front middle crouching in front of prisoners. Taken Hamburg Germany, circa September 1945. Liberation force, guarding POWs and clearing rubble from extensive bombing.

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

This photo from the Clan Archives is of the 1914 or 1915 Reunion of the John Bean of Exeter family at Canobie Lake, NH. As soon as I learn how to stitch them together, I will. The identifications are as follows: 1st row L to R - Carl Edwin Smith, Arthur Pike (3308). Seated L to R - 1?, 2 Rufus Bean (225) 3?, 4 Joseph W. Bean, 5&6 ?, Standing L to R 1?, 2.Mary Bean Smith?, 3 Kenrick C Bean (225), 4. Jere E. Franklin, 5 Mary Isobel (Clark) Bean/Mrs. R.E. Bean (225), 6. Harriet (Bean) Smith(224), 7 Mabel Bean Dinsmore (3286), 8?, 9. Emily Bean Pike 10-14 ?, 15. (Song Leader). The numbers in parenthesis, I assume, are family numbers. If you can help identify/verify these identifications, please let me know. ... See MoreSee Less

This photo from the Clan Archives is of the 1914 or 1915 Reunion of the John Bean of Exeter family at Canobie Lake, NH.  As soon as I learn how to stitch them together, I will.   The identifications are as follows:  1st row L to R - Carl Edwin Smith, Arthur Pike (3308).  Seated L to R - 1?, 2 Rufus Bean (225) 3?, 4 Joseph W. Bean, 5&6 ?, Standing L to R 1?, 2.Mary Bean Smith?, 3 Kenrick C Bean (225), 4. Jere E. Franklin, 5 Mary Isobel (Clark) Bean/Mrs. R.E. Bean (225), 6. Harriet (Bean) Smith(224), 7 Mabel Bean Dinsmore (3286), 8?, 9. Emily Bean Pike 10-14 ?, 15. (Song Leader).  The numbers in parenthesis, I assume, are family numbers.  If you can help identify/verify these identifications, please let me know.Image attachment

 

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Pretty sure I'm related to John any idea if he was Captain John Bean?

We have a genealogy department available to Clan Association members on the Clan webpage to verify what you have and help you out. We also would like to add what you have to our records. You can join on the “shop” page.

Tom Martin

Patricia Floyd

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

Elizabeth Binnings - Any of my Binnings cousins, clan macbean is our Scottish clan ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

Just another happy Clan tent Cavalier......... ... See MoreSee Less

Just another happy Clan tent Cavalier.........

 

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Looking good. Will we see you at the Loch Norman, NC games next month?

Thank you for sharing family

Looks sharp!

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

Clan MacBean will be at the Jackson MS Festival this weekend! ... See MoreSee Less

4 months ago

Clan MacBean

Looks like Clan Chattan just found out about it...

"Clan Chattan On The Moon"
Vita Adair shared Find Her in the Highlands's post to the group: Thistle Diaries.
4 hrs ·
I find this an amazing story

Tartan on the moon <3 Many thanks to Houston Kiltmakers for letting me take a photo of this amazing bit of history inside their shop in Paisley.

The handwritten note says, “This piece of MacBean tartan was flown to the Moon in our Apollo 12 Command Module “Yankee Clipper.” It was then transferred to our lunar module “Intrepid” and was landed on the Moon November 19, 1969. I am entrusting this valuable piece of tartan history to your care. Alan Bean, Lunar Module Pilot”

The typed text on the cards says, "Alan Bean - Apollo 12 and Skylab Astronaut, Artist
Lunar Module Plot of Apollo 12. The fourth human to set food on the moon.
Mission Commander of Skylab 3 our first space station. Spent 59 Days in orbit 270 miles above the earth.
Now an artist, creating paintings that record for future generations mankind first expirations of another world.
The painting reproduced to there right is titled “Conrad Gordon and Bean. The Fantasy.” Pete Conrad and I wished that Dick Gordon could join us on the lunar surface but he was orbiting some 60 miles above taking care of the command module - our only way home.
In this paining I have brought Dick the last 60 miles."
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Looks like Clan Chattan just found out about it...

Clan Chattan On The Moon
Vita Adair shared Find Her in the Highlandss post to the group: Thistle Diaries.
4 hrs · 
I find this an amazing story

Tartan on the moon

 

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Me at the Wichita reunion with Alan Bean.

Somewhere in my photos I have one of Alan Bean, the painting you see here, and myself at the gathering in Kansas City. If I remember correctly it was 1996. He’s a great man and wonderfully talented artist.

Wichita. I was there also.

Would be nice!

Taken at the Kennedy Space Center

Chris Robin

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4 months ago

Clan MacBean

The St. Andrew Society of Colorado is going to participate in the Denver St. Patrick's Day Parade. Anyone interested in joining them, get your kilt on!

Our Unit Name is: St. Andrew Society of Colorado
Our Unit Number is: 2-53
Our Staging Time is: 10:00am
Our Staging Location is: Lot B

Everyone forms up in Lot B of Coors Field. There is a parking garage on the lot, however it will close at 9am. There is ample parking in various lots nearby. The parade steps off at 9:30am. Based on our unit number, I suspect we will step off at 10:30. We will be forming up at our unit number, which will be easy to find.
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Support the Clan MacBain Memorial Park

You may not know but there is a Clan MacBain memorial park in Scotland on the slopes of Loch Ness. Up to this point the Chief has maintained these grounds but we want to enable all who wish to support this cause. Go to this page to see some pictures of the park and learn about what you can do to help out!

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