Twenty-First Annual Reunion


Bennie Baker
Brian Baker and Heather McDonald
Gary and Pat Baker
Lee and Carole Baker
Daneil and Katie Belcher
Ross Boring
Bob Chada (Kelly's dad) and niece Tricia Noyola
Shanda, Kelly, and Tanner Chada
Sue Davy and friend Lynn Gearhardt
Terry Haines
Tami and Dean Hanson
Vicki Johnson
Andie Moore and daughters:Drew, Danny, Destinee,
Devon, Delaney, Dale, Dylan, and Davis
Joann and Hank Neidhardt
Paul, Samantha, and Kristian Neidhardt
Sheila Neidhardt
Jennifer Petersen and friend Jason
Molly Petersen and Mike Sangray
Terry Petersen
Carla, Paul, Zane, and Sterling Reneau
Louise and Harry Rose
Karen St. George
Kathy and John Schaefers
Dorrie Simpson
Brad Smith and Sue Brooks
Lois and Helen Smith
Ray Jr., Linda, Tiffany, Amber, and Alicia Smith,
and friend Shawn
Linda Summers

A total of sixty-two family members and friends attended the twenty-first reunion. Attendee list was provided by Joann Neidhardt. Any corrections or additions would be welcome.

From the Journals of Bennie Haines Baker

Thursday July 15 to Monday July 19, 1999 Homestead
I neglected to write so will try to summarize what we did. Cooked and baked and baked and visited L. Left home Thurs. in a.m. heading for the Homestead. We stopped for lunch near White Sulphur Springs. I slept now and then. We spent about half an hour on the Kennedy Hill. Lee sawed off branches to accomodate his and Gary's motor homes.

The flag was flying. Joann, Hank, Don, and I think Terry and Ross came later. I slept in the outer bedroom and about froze. Friday, Saturday and Sun people were coming and going, 63 signed the "book". Dorrie came alone on Friday. Someone picked her up at the airport on Friday.

Congenial crowd. Shanda's & Kelly's baby, Tanner, was the youngest - 5 months. The men put up Cecil's and Scott Lucero's plaques. The little kids - about 10 of them spent hours sliding down the hill on corrugated cardboard. The syringas were in bloom, strawberries were ripe. Brian and Heather flew their kits, some of the men pulled knapweed. Saturday eve Lee showed slides of reunions past. He used power from his motor home.

It was a wonderful reunion. Everyone was so good to me. Terry made a mug with a picture of my painting of the house and cliff, in color - with my name, the date and the Lazy H Diamond brand on it. Some of us stayed over to Mon. We got home about 4:00.

From the Homestead Cabin Log

July 15 (Thursday)
DHP & Blue Dog in from Whitefish at about 3pm. Hank & Joann already here & setting up their tent. It looks different. We got a new tent!!! J & H. Lee & Carole & Bennie Baker in around 5. Cold! Terry Haines came about 8 or so.

July 16 (Friday)
6 am 40 degrees low clouds & grey. Hank re-arranging the woodpile. Lee & Terry to Montana City for repairs for Lee's gen. muffler. Don doing knapweed. Chilly day. Many in today Sheila - Paul - Samantha/Kristian Neidhardt; Dorrie Simpson, Pat & Gary Baker, Shanda, Tanner - Reneaus - Lois/Helen Smith - Karen St George - Ross Boring - Ray - Linda Smith & family - Terry Petersen - Jennifer Petersen & Jason.

July 17 (Saturday)
6:30 am 40 degrees clear - cold. John & Kathleen Schaefers with dog Pippin in around 1:45 pm brought rain from Seattle with them as well as Andie Moore and her eight girls in order Drew, Danni, Destinee, Devon, Delaney, Dale, Dylan, and Davis from Missoula. Sue Day, Vicki Lucero & Lynn Gearhart in. Daneil Belcher & Katie - Linda Summers. Turned out to be a nice warm day.

July 18 (Sunday)
6:20 AM 46 degrees - mostly clear. Sourdough & regular hotcakes etc, etc. for breakfast. Yummy! Dorrie - Lee - Carole - Pat - Gar - Sue - Vicki - & Joann went to the rock.

July 19 (Monday)
Clear. 50 degrees @ 6:30 am. 19 of us here this A.M. Everyone cleaning & packing to head out - Bennie - Lee - Carol out by 10-1030 AM. Warming up~ Paul N, Samantha N, Kristian N to home, Sheila N to Bzn, Louise & Harry Rose, Joann & Hank N, to C Bank, Terry H & Ross Boring to Libby, Dorrie S. to Pacifica via Hln. airport, & Helen Smith Zane Reneau to Msla by 1 PM. Karen St G. & Lois S. stayed to relax (ha) Did final touches of cleaning, & shutters. Hot! 90 degrees - 4PM - thunder clouds coming over - will leave soon - DHP gone by 1PM to Whtfh. Porta-Potty people here close to 5Pm. See all of you next year!

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