Yesterday(Aug. 24, 2014) it was a beautiful day for a reunion. The skies were blue, the temperatures warm and the conversation lively. The Ephraim Hershey family hosted the picnic and we had a fair turnout. Lots of kids were there to take advantage of Paradise Park, Pequea Creek and the country setting for finding out about their ancestral home.
We had some cousins who had never been to the reunion, or at least since they were very young, come out to meet all of their Hershey relatives. The Hershey’s are all good cooks, so no one went home hungry. We were entertained by Ray Denlinger’s hunting story. His hunting prowess could have fed the 5000.
Next year the Vera Hershey Landis family will be hosting, so stand by for the Who/What/Where/When of the Reunion.
We had a number of additions reported and a few marriages. Look for your newsletter to arrive at your email when I get it completed.
See you next year.
Ruth and Jim Blanas hosted a wonderful family reunion this past weekend (Aug. 16, 2014) in an Allentown/Bethlehem area park with attendees coming from as far as Apopka, FL, Greenville, SC and Chicago. We got to meet new cousins, Navy Baumann and Caitlin Egan and the many other youngest generation. The newest member, who couldn’t make the trip, was born only 13 Aug 2014, Jeremiah McCord. He lives in Missouri with parents, Seth and Haley.
It was an active party with plenty of photos taken and available for viewing on Facebook. The boys ( ages 3-10) built a stone fort. I’m sure the park caretakers are enjoying that. They swings and merry-go-round got a good workout as well.
The day was beautifully, sunny with just enough breeze to keep bugs and heat away. Ruth must have sent a lot of prayers upstairs to get such a beautiful day. She certainly thought of everything to make it a perfect day. Let’s make this an annual event.