32 of us got together at Jonathan and Jan's house for breakfast on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We consumed many eggs, pancakes and sausages!!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Family pictures taken on Saturday after Thanksgiving. First picture is Laura and Matt, then Laura and Anna, Justin's future wife, then Grandpa Lynn and Everett Lance, and the last picture Anne Pettit and Melia's Aislinn.
The family gathered around the tables in the Relief Society room to chat and wait for the turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, rolls, veggies, appetizers and later on dessert.
In October our Book Club, the Best Book Buddies, read Jack London's book, The Sea Wolf. We planned a trip to Jack London's Square in Oakland to celebrate and learn more of J.L. It was a brisk and lovely day to walk along the Estuary and breathe in that ocean breeze. We ate at Scott's Sea Food Restaurant. It was a lots of fun. The ladies in our club are: Anne Kelsch, Betty Kelsey, Cheryl Baxter, Mildred Stout, Pauline Hillisheim, Vanet Greenspan and yours truly.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
We turned the corner and there was Margaret and Jay's beautiful home ready for us to enjoy our Crook Sibling reunion. Lynn and I flew in the day before from California. Fred, Elizabeth, Mary and Mel picked us up at Sally's home in Roy. We missed Nancy, Richard and Joyce and Brent, who were not able to come. Alice and John met us at the house and we settled in for a wonderful time. It was good to be together and visit. With Fred and Elizabeth leaving for their mission to China in a few short weeks, it was very nice for a chance for us to be together.
Much of our time was spent in visiting and relaxing in Margaret and Jay's inviting living room. We sat around a card table to see if we could draw a floor plan of our first home on the ranch in Fallon. It took all of us to reconstruct the walls and put the doors and windows in the right places!!
We had a wonderful roast beef dinner stages in the Hicken's sunken patio on Wednesday evening. Corn, green beans and squash from their garden made the meal memorable. The homemade lemon ice cream was to die for!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
On Septemer 12th my friends, Carolyn and Sherrie Scherck picked me up and we were off on an adventure to our Relief Society Women's Retreat at Longbarn in the Sierras. It was really fun to visit some old mining towns on our way to the Dickson's cabin. We explored the old town of Columbia. I was intrigued with the Ice Cream Parlor sign featuring the name Fallon!!!
All of us were lodged in a cabin loaned to us by the Dickson family. Three of the 7 Dicksons live in our ward. We all found beds in the 10 bedrooms so we were comfy. The matriarch of the family loves pigs so everywhere were the evidence of her collections! There is a lake about five minutes away from the cabin, so swimming and hiking was available. We mostly read, talked, ate, talked, slept, talked, etc.