Monday, July 8, 2019

June 13-15, 2019 50th wedding anniversary in Pierre, SD

Thursday, June 13
We flew from Brunswick to Minneapolis today.  We arrived about 5:00pm, picked up a rental car and headed to Aberdeen, SD.  As we left the city, we changed plans and went directly to Pierre, SD.   My oldest brother and his wife were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. 

Friday, June 14
We had a “party bus” pick us up at our hotel, along with all my siblings and spouses.  The bus had stopped at my brother’s to pick up his family and a couple relatives.  We went to the Cattleman’s Club restaurant for dinner.  We had amazing prime rib.  We miss SD beef. 
Then we all rode the bus to the Oahe Dam on the Missouri River.  There we had a champagne toast and watched the sun set on the river.
Some of us continued the party at the American Legion which was on the Missouri River, but in town.  Beautiful setting.

fun family

Dave, Don, Bev

Bobby and Sherri, Brad and Katie, Glen and Heidi-Don and Linda's daughters with. husbands

Dave always has a story for Garrett and Claire

must be the kid's table

my brother Don with all the women in his life-Sister Bev, grand daughter Memphis, wife Linda, daughters Katie and Sherri,grand daughter Claire in front,  back-sisters Mary and Janice, sister-in-law Barb, daughter Heidi

dancing on the bus

illegal champagne off of the bus

Memphis checking out the river

daughters giving toasts and having fun
Saturday, June 15
Today there was an open house at the Senior Center from 2-4 for Don and Linda’s 50th anniversary.  Great to see some of our relatives, Linda’s relatives, and family friends.  Then mostly family went to Don and Linda’s home for a catered BBQ dinner.
Memphis and Dave playing
Zeller cousins, Joe and Gail Zeller, Tom Zeller, Carol Zeller
the kids-Garrett Crawford, Dave, Jaxon Zeller-Thorson, Memphis Murphy, Claire Crawford
Siblings Don, Bev, Jerry, Janice, Mary in chronological order
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Don and Linda, Bev, Jerry and Barb, Janice and Jim, Mary and Dave

Fun weekend!  The last thing Memphis said was "I got this Aunt Heidi!"

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