Heatwole Family Gathering-2014

Each year my extended family gets together for 1-2 day weekend-usually in the fall. Each of us siblings takes turns hosting the gathering. This year Ed and Eileen were the gracious hosts in their spacious house.  The cool, damp, misty weather kept the adults from sitting around the fire on their patio but the children still enjoyed playing outdoors.

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Scotch tape and sticks kept the children busy and creative for quite a while.

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Our train fanatic!

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Do you think she is taking a “selfie”?

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We had a pantry shower for the newlyweds-Aaron and Brittany- and grandmother gave them a quilt she had made.

She made each of the 13 grandchildren a quilt and Aaron, the youngest, was the last to receive his.

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Someone is cleaning up his spill!

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We had a catfish fry and homemade hush puppies for supper along with lots of other good food and homemade ice-cream (chocolate, grape-nut and butterfinger).

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True southern Alabama style hush puppies, made by Krista Heatwole,  ready to fry.

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 My siblings & spouses, along with my parents, met for breakfast on Sunday morning.

This has become a special time for us.

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Mother and Daddy (Dwight and Fannie Heatwole).

They had 4 children.

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Pat and Gene Hertzler

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Rich and Marj Heatwole

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Phil and Ev Borntrager

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Ed and Eileen Heatwole

Now we are a family with 13 grandchildren and 23 great-grand children.

Note: to those who couldn’t make it…you were missed and hope you enjoy the preview of the day.

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