Monday, June 29, 2009

More family reunion pictures....

... that I knew you wanted to see, OF COURSE!

The piano had the old, old pictures...
The holiday tree had the newer ones...
The first grandchild of Earl and Ora White is David (Lucille's oldest son)(center). His sister, Susan couldn't come as she and her husband live (have retired) in Costa Rica, and his brother, Steve, couldn't come for no apparent reason... grr. (I need to give him a hard time.)
From left, Teri (David's firstborn), holding namesake-son little David. Teri's husband, Richard, is holding their youngest son, Nathaniel; David's wife Sandy is in front of David; then his son, Chris, with his family, wife - Heather with Owen and Lily...
My mother is the third child of Earl and Ora. (Their second child, Jim, though married to dear Aunt Ida, had no children.)
Here we are... Lindsey (Cap's wife), Me (Nancy), Will (my son), Laura (my daughter), Sam (my husband), my Mother; Cap (Peggy's (my late twin's) firstborn), Elizabeth (Peggy's second-born) holding Caroline; her husband, John, is holding Andrew...

Here are Warren (the fifth child of Earl and Ora - the fourth child, Harold never married, nor had children), Warren's wife, Helen, son Jim, and daughter Margaret with two of her children, Meredith and Kyle. Jim has a lovely wife who had to stay home and work, as did his son and daughter. Margaret's husband and oldest son had to work also. They must not have begged hard enough to get off...

Finally, on far right is Leslie, Earl and Ora's granddaughter by their youngest son, Boyd. Leslie's sister, Audrey and her brother, Ray, couldn't come. James, the tall one on the left is Leslie's son and Brandon - in the middle - is Audrey's son. Leslie's daughter, Tina, and her husband and three children couldn't come (much to our dismay).

My kids, Will and Laura, were accompanied by their wonderful girlfriend and boyfriend, whom we called the 'outlaws'. (They all worked hard to make the reunion a success ---- THANK YOU!) From left, Ryan, daughter-Laura, Bailey Jo, son-Will.

Now for some more random pics...






This last picture is of Richard (Teri's husband) and his son, David (who has a pickle on his teeth). Richard is staff sergeant in the Army Reserves. He's been to Iraq twice (long tours) and now trains soldiers at a base in Wisconsin. On Saturday night after a fun talent show, I interviewed him as he told of his experiences serving our country. Needless to say, we were riveted.


It was a great weekend.

Now I'm in the rest-mode.
Oh yes.

6 comments:

Being Beth said...

Love the term "outlaws." Made me chuckle. We've got a few of those around here. I'll have to borrow that.

I'm curious as to who those girls are in the large oval frame on the piano.

Also enjoyed your explanations of who all these people are and how they fit into the big picture of the White family. Very interesting.

Photo of the day? Shiloh in the pool. Dogs are so much fun.

I'm glad you are getting rested up.

Nancy said...

Beth, those two 'girls' are my Granddaddy Earl and his brother Russell! - Back then they dressed little children in 'dresses' - and let their hair be long !!!!

Anonymous said...

such a rich, full, and wonderful time. i am thankful that i was able to be a part of it. thank you! it made me think of and cherish my family as well...

also, it was great to see you last night, although brief. laura and i are thankful for you.

see ya soon!

richterihart said...

It was a wonderful time! We just got home this afternoon, and its about 68 degrees here in WI. What a difference from 100 degrees in TX!
Teri

caroline said...

wow! looks like it was a great time!
What fun memories :)

laura said...

whoa! i thought they were girls too! (the old picture of your grandaddy and his brother) Good to know the truth. We need to write down everyone who is in the old photos, or else they will be forgotten one day. And some day, the photos on the tree will be old photos! So maybe we should write on the back of those too. I wonder what the new ones will look like.

Yeah, I can give you my presentation. I don't know how interesting you will think it is though