Twenty-Second Annual Reunion
Gary and Pat Baker
Lee and Carole Baker
Daneil and Katie Belcher
Tami, Dean, and Zach Hanson
Betsy and Rod Maynard
Joann and Hank Neidhardt
Paul, Samantha, and Kristian Neidhardt
Dorrie Jeanne Nelson
Don and Terry Petersen
Molly Petersen and Mike Sangray
Carla, Paul, Zane, and Sterling Reneau
Karen and Bruce St. George
Kevin, Michele, Kassi, & Kyle St. George
Brad and Madison Smith
Ray Jr., Linda, Amber, and Tiffany Smith
Larry, Justin, and Josh Stanley
Mike and Karlee Stanley
From the Journals of Bennie Haines Baker
A total of fifty family members and friends attended the
twenty-second reunion. Attendee list was provided by Joann Neidhardt. Any
corrections or additions would be welcome.
From the Homestead Cabin Log
The Homestead Reunion
We left Thursday morning got to Great Falls and shopped at Wal Mart. I bought a pair
of cheap shoes. We ate lunch in the motor home. Got to the Homestead about 5:00. Hank
and Joann and Helen were already here. Lois and Karen had been there last week (?)
and had everything all cleaned up. We parked the same place as always and I stayed
in the "outer" bedroom. To bed early. A cool moonlight night.
Fri., Sat. and Sunday - people coming and going. Had to bring water from Montana
City as the spring was about dry. Dorrie and Dorrie Jean flew in Fri. and rented a
car. D.J. had to leave on Sat. A different bunch this year. A lot of little
kids, and some first timers. Every one seemed to have a great time. We gathered
under the trees (in the old potato patch) to socialize. The little kids were sliding
down the hill on cardboard boxes most of the time.
People were so considerate of me
- pushing me around in the wheel chair, or helping me walk. I got very tired but
really enjoyed myself. Sheriff came one day to deliver a message to Jason Stanley
that Tim Parry had passed away. Tami, Dean, and Baby Zach stopped for a day on their
way to their new home in Washington. Tami drove truck from Billings and Dean flew
in from Washington.
Don P. & Terry were here for a while one day. He was recovering
from surgery - a few feet of intestines were removed. They stayed in Helena. My
hearing was so bad that I missed out on most of the conversation. We all missed
Cecil, Charlie, Louis and Billie. We left Monday morning, stopped in a parking lot
in Great Falls and ate lunch. Home again - all tired out.
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July 13 (Thursday)
Joann & Hank N. in 1st of the crowd! Hot - hot & more hot.! 94 degrees in shade.
Helen Smith in @ 4 or so - then Bennie, Lee & Carol Baker.
July 14 (Friday)
60 degrees @ 7 a.m. Clear. People in all day - hot again. Kids had a ball sliding.
Lee took plaques in for engraving.
July 15 (Saturday)
60 degrees @ 7 am & mostly clear. Not as hot, 47 here today. D.J. left @ noon.
Terry & Don P. here - he looks good & we're all glad to see him here - supper
time Paul & Sheila N. surprised Joann & Hank with a 50th anniversary cake -
champagne from Lois s - what a wonderful anniversary party - celebration with lots
of family. Thanks to all - Joann & Hank.
July 16 (Sunday)
6:30 am 50 degrees - few clouds - feels almost cold after all the heat we've had.
Hank, Joann, Sheila, Paul went up to the rocks - met Dorrie, Terry - Josh - Justin
- Larry Stanley. Betsy & Rod Maynard left early A.M. - people started leaving
around noon. Looks empty without all the tents & cars. 7 p.m. only Baker's, all
Neidhardt's, Dorrie Simpson, Helen & Lois Smith, Terry Haines, Karen St George.
Only 3 little ones to slide this evening. Saw a deer just below cabin. Daneil's
griddle works great - almost fat free to cook with.
July 17 (Monday)
56 degrees @ 6:30. Cloudy. Coyotes were singing @ 4 a.m. Helen S. left early -
around 7. Pokey morning - kids were all tired out & ready to go home. Baker's
left around noon - Karen took Dorrie to catch plane. Lois & Madison S. and Terry
H. left after 2. Sheila out @ 3:PM. Hank & Joann alone - at last!! Ha Ha. Rode
to Madsen's to look at what they were doing - huge house right on the road - maybe
a foot or so between road & House deck. We'd have to make a new road- where the
really old old Model T road went through? Almost forgot - Michele St. George
brought a pinata Sat & little kids had a ball trying to break it. Loads of
candy for them.
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Photos provided by Lee and Carole Baker, and Joann Neidhardt.