HARMON FAMILY REUNION 2005
August 5 through 8 the seven living brothers and sisters of clan HARMON gathered with their assorted children and spouses at Cedar Canyon Wesleyan Camp just outside Rapid City for a grand REUNION. It was the first time we had all been together in more than 18 years. We were joined by Honorary Big Sister Valla Vee Benedict and by Gene and Fran Lott, David's parents. It was a blessed time and many memories were made and shared. Here we share some of the pictures of a part of what went on during those halcyon days! Enjoy along with us.
THE BRETHREN AND THE CISTERN
Here are the family groups:
CRAIG AND DOROTHY HARMON
TOM AND ESTHER HARMON
DON AND BECKY DONALSON
JOEL AND BOBBIE HARMON
KEN AND RACHEL EDIGER
DAVID AND SALLY LOTT
PHIL AND CONNIE HARMON
We had lots of fun. Click on the words below to see some of these memories.
Saturday was a very big day. Off to Evan's Plunge and then a
picnic in the park. Back to the Plunge and then off to see the
Crazy Horse and Beautiful Mount Rushmore. Some hardy
souls went back to Rushmore for the lighting ceremony.
Saturday night brings a possible talent show - possibly not. These being silent pictures, you will just have to imagine what was going on. I will say that Phil told the "Wide Mouth Frog" story to the delight of one and all.
Sunday was a time for reflection and remembrance. Sunday
Morning a family service featuring a sermon by Joel with
worship leader Ken. Tony shared his work as well.
THERE WERE 53 ATTENDEES AT THIS GRAND EVENT INCLUDING THE LOTT GRANDPARENTS AND VALLA VEE.
On Monday we set out to at least the four winds. The Lotts
headed west and Joel's contingent headed east. Others
wended their way home. Tom's Troop had a bit of a
vacation before going to Nebraska for the LUTES
FAMILY REUNION. Stops at Sturgis and Mitchell were
enjoyed before attending the Associated School Boards'
annual convention in Sioux Falls where Tom was honored
with the School Bell Award.
AS A FINAL TREAT HERE IS A LINK TO A SHORT VIDEO - A LARGE FILE (10meg) -
AND WAY TOO CUTE - ABOUT HOW FAR IT IS FROM THE EAST COAST TO THE BLACK HILLS OF SOUTH DAKOTA!