My sister Tracy and I made a point to attend, since we wanted to support Shane Schvandeveldt who hosted it this year. (I especially wanted to support him, since I had recruited him as the reunion organizer last year! He was a willing and able recruit!) Shane did a great job! Tracy and I were the only ones there from Bill's branch of the family, probably because Drew Bee was getting married that day, my sister Suzy was having a baby right at the moment, and the rest of you all live so far away or had other commitments. Here's a photo of Tracy with Shane.
Next to Ross is Mick and Vickie Atkinson. Mick will be retiring from serving as a County Commissioner at the end of the year. He's served faithfully and well for a long time. Vickie just recently had surgery on her hand, and expects to need about three weeks to recover completely.
Here's a photo of Mick's brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Jackie Atkinson. Jackie had also injured her thumb and was wearing a brace.
Here's a photo of Doug and Melody Conlin's family.
We had a lively discussion about who would host the reunion next year. The people who are currently serving missions and weren't there to defend themselves (Bart and Ruby Conlin, Reed and Kathy Conlin) got nominated a few times, but none of us thought we really wanted to do that to them! I offered to host it if no one else stepped forward, and Shane Schvandeveldt said that he will either host it again or will see that the assignment is accepted by someone else in the family. So, it's in good hands.
Mom and Dad (and the rest of my Conlin relatives), wish you could have been there! Hope this gives you a flavor of it!