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.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Williamson Family Picnic, 2010

Williamson First Cousins

Del Williamson and Kids

Second Cousins

The Gathering,

I think we had a good turnout considering it was well over 90 degrees. I don't have the actual count with me, but I think were were between 35 and 40 there. It was a good day for the youngsters to play in the creek.
For me, the best part of the day was seeing Kriss Williamson Seidel and Kathy Mauch Kinsall, both healthy after their cancer treatments. They were both blessed with a lot of prayers.
Another highlight for the day was the "guest book" from the old family reunions. My Mom and Dad had a guest book she started in 1958, everyone signed the book every year. Before my Mom passed away, she turned the book over to our cousin Teresa. When Teresa died, I thought the book was probably gone, but Teresa' son, Lee Madison had the book and made sure it got to the picnic. Everyone had fun looking through the old names.
It was a great day catching up and enjoying our family. Hope to do it again next year.


1 comment:

  1. Susan (Mauch) BruckerAugust 3, 2010 at 7:44 PM

    It is nice to know we have such a wonderful bond, thanks to everyone that has participated in planning and posting blogs for us all to keep up on present and past family history.