Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Rapid City 2nd Ward's Church Outing, August 1975 Continues.

Hello Family,
You'll notice this blog jumps from family to family and decade to decade. Why? Because I don't always have Mom or Dad on hand to answer questions about certain pictures. I go to my own albums and slides if neither mom or day are here to question. Besides, I'm sure you all enjoy a bit of the old with a bit of the less old :)

Please notice there is a box in the right side bar for questions, comments and requests for pictures. If I have pictures of you and you'd like them posted let me know. If you have questions concerning posted pictures - ask away. My point in doing this blog is not to have something else to occupy my time. My point is to archive our Dakota pictures and tell the stories that go with them. This gives us roots and firmly plants us in a time. From this South Dakota start we've all gone our separate ways, creating lives for ourselves. Let's get this done right. Let's post all our pictures, accompanied with stories that go with them for all to read and see.

And now, the new pictures for today. The Rapid City 2nd Ward's Campout. August 1975.

Jon and Lisa in Sheridan Lake. Lisa is running from Jon. Everybody ends up running from Jon at some point. He could never leave well enough alone. Always looking for mischief.

Ah yes. Here we have three year old Lisa a bit shocked at seeing Bishop Bateman's youngest minus a swimsuit.

I don't remember who all these people are. Perhaps you do and can help.

Kevin and Brad Haugen. I think they are taking down the tent.

And finally, here we have mom, relaxing on a bench. The others in this picture are, Left to Right:
Sister Sorenson
Sister Lamphere
Sister Bergeron
Mom (Luella)
Sister Olmstead
Randy Berquist
Kathy Berquist

And to wrap up our Ward Outing for 1975, we set out our lawn chairs, sit on the beach and watch Kevin and Brad try their hand at fishing. It's a beautiful night. August's pine scented air is cooled as it blows in from the lake. Tomorrow we strike up camp, load the Rambler and head back to Rapid City. The 1975-1976 school year will start in a few weeks. I'll be a senior at Steven's High.


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