3/19:  Received this from Charlie.
  4/1:  No, not April Fools, but just one birthday (that I am aware of).  Valerie turns 39.  Happy Birthday, Valerie, and many returns.

Oh, I should offer some kind of explanation for the 3 "page 54's."  Had problems, and the techs at homestead went to work to resolve.  This is the result.  It was a pain, and that's why I've just let sleeping dogs lie.  I will most likely get them on the case again to see if they can't remove the first 2 "54's."

5/24:  Group of us got together for a week in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN.  See pic below:
From left:  Leah (Knapp) McIntyre; Jim McIntyre; Marlene (Jurkovics) Camallo; Ken Camallo;
 Dot (Stolzenberger) Pritchet; Walt Pritchet; Bob Decatur; Rosemary (Hadden) Decatur

5/1: We have just 2 birthdays for the month of May:  John Roger, and Kathy (Scanlon) Smith.  Happy birthday to you both, and many returns.

5/19:  Learned that Chris (Lacina) Dugas broke her leg recently.  We're thinking of you, Chris, and hoping for a quick recovery.

5/31:  The month of June brings a number of birthdays and anniversaries.  Celebrating birthdays are Leah (Knapp) McIntyre, Joe Mantovi, and Betty Jo (Castegner) Montgomery.  Anniversary couples are Charlie and Sandy Van Riper, Mike and Ethlynn Finnerty, and Charlie and Linda Patterson.
Congratulations to you all.

7/1:  We have a few birthdays this month - Pat Mesa, Evelyn (Lundelius) Armistead, and
Judy and Joan (Brannigan).  Happy birthday to all, and many returns.

7/8: Very sorry to hear that Rosemarie (Blissard) Sarli lost her son on June 27.  Our thoughts and prayers go to Rose and her family.

7/9: Heard today that Peter Dewitt passed away on July 1st.  Thoughts and prayers out to Pete's wife and family.

8/8: For the month of August, we have 1 anniversary, and 3 birthdays.  John and Sue Roger will be celebrating their anniversary.  Rosemarie (Blissard) Sarli, Dan Schaiewitz, and Charlie Patterson are all celebrating birthdays. 
Happy anniversary, John and Sue (47th?).  Happy birthday Rosemarie, Dan and Charlie.  Many returns. 

We have finally come up with a time for the annual picnic reunion.  It will be on August 22nd at 3:00 p.m.  As usual, bring you own choice of beverage, and a dish to share.  Any questions, just email, or give us a call.

8/23:  Annual reunion (54th) picnic held yesterday.  Official photographer did not attend (I think he ran out of photoshop ideas), so Alan Woermann took over.  See pics below: 

​L to R:  Rose (Blissard) Sarli, John Roger, Chris (Lacina) Dugas, Leah (Knapp) McIntyre, In backround - Dave Dugas, yours truly
                Jim McIntyre, Anita (John) Defrancesco, Rosemary (Hadden) Decatur
Anita, Louis, Tony, Bob, Chris, Leah, John, and Evelyn (Lundelius) Armistead.  In the background:
Rosemary, Dave, Sue Roger, Rosemarie, and Jim
                                    Of course, there was the usual campfire.
                L - R:       Jim McIntyre, Leah, Rosemarie, Chris, and Dave Dugas
For the first time, Ace, and his bride, Nilda, were not in attendance.  They were missed by all.
L- R: Jim's knee, Dave, Christine, Leah, Rosemary, John, Evelyn, Tony (with the shades),
Alan, Anita, Sue, and Louis.

           Thanks to our roving photographer for taking over in Dan's absence.
           For those of you who may not recognize him, it's Alan Woermann -
           going back to his roots.
Found out the reason why Ace didn't make it to the picnic.  Yep.  You guessed it.  He was arrested again.
                  And Tony was almost arrested for indecent exposure.