Yesterday I was invited to a family reunion on my husband's side of the family. It was the 75th Annual Strong Family Reunion!
Every year for the past 75 years his family has been getting together. The surprising part of it was that my father-in-law, his sister, my husband and his brother are the last of the family that carry the "Strong" name. Now I know why my mother-in-law is always asking if we are planning on having kids!
Anyways, the party was very nice, and it was great meeting some "new" family members.
This next picture is of a cousin and his mother, I believe her name was Marge and his was Steve. Marge has attended 74 out of the 75 reunions. The only one that she missed was I believe last years and it was because her daughter was getting married.
We exchanged phone numbers and addresses with a few of the family members and we look forward to meeting up with them again in the near future.
After leaving the reunion we took a short drive over to the Strong Cemetery to visit and pay our respects to the family members that are no longer here on earth with us. Aunt MaryBeth explained to me that the cemetery was named after the Strong family because they had donated the land to the town for a place to lay loved ones to rest. In honor of the donation they named it after the family.
So like I said in yesterdays post, I have busy busy busy traveling the last few weeks. Unfortunately, we will be missing the Donner Family Reunion this coming weekend. Anyone who knows their history has heard about the Donner Party, who went West in search of new lives and got stranded in the Rocky Mountains. Well . . . we are direct descendants of the brothers that had come from Germany. One stayed in the East and the rest went West. I am proud to say that I am part of the Donner Party History! That will have to be another post lol!
Anyways, I am home again and looking forward to getting a little rest from the vehicles!
Until next time . . .