|35th Reunion of the West Lyon Class of 1976|
|Me and classmate Norm|
I made it back to hit a couple family reunions too. There was the Cousin's Breakfast with the Berg branch of the Johnson family held at the Fryin Pan in Sioux Falls, SD. As generations pass it's too easy to loose touch with cousins you don't see often. Dad, my aunt Carol and Josephine are the only 1st cousins left of Grandparents Albertina and Anders Johnson who will have their Johnson Reunion August 7th.
I also got a chance to see more relatives from this branch at Mark and Marilyn's housewarming. They lost their home to a flood last year and rebuilt on ancestral farm land where Mark's Great Grandpa Long homesteaded back in 1868. They built their home overlooking the Sioux River with help from friends and family and held a barbeque to show their thanks and allow people to see their new home.
|Margaret Swanson Scholten|
|Lynne & Ray Aaro and Me!|
I also met up with many others throughout the weeks home... neighbors, cousins Robin, Kacie and Bill, church family, friends,... it can't get much better than that!
- Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has left a place within your heart. - unknown