July 4, 2011

Peggy's family had a picnic/surprise birthday party at the Thatcher/Wagner complex at Luke Chute. It was held in honor of Peggy's passing the big 6-0 mark (a few days early, but what's a few days after 60 years?). Many family members came in from all over and we appreciate their attendance. Enjoy the photos.

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Warning tape

Decorations for the special occasion

A colorful banner on a black tablecloth

Gwen's brother, Gwen, and Ronnie awaiting arrival of the special guest.

Mariah and Betty

Birthday cake (by Holly Sampson). Two views of Peggy. (She was actually only 48 in the photo on the right taken at Kathy's wedding -- but what does a few years matter at 60?) Barbed wire and chicken motif represent significant events in her life.

Kay Pugh arrives

Reserved seat for the guest of honor, complete with walking cane and "You're no spring chicken"


Casey with her beau

Hiding around the corner so Peggy won't see them when she pulls in.


Peggy figures out she's been had ...

Peggy with Kay Pugh

The guest of honor takes her seat

Admiring the cake

Opening cards and gifts. Note old person's walker. Peggy (with back to camera), Grandma Jean, Gwen's brother, Gwen, Donnie, Vicky, and Betty

Opening the potato pouch made by Grandma Jean.

If the walker gets lost ...

Warning/caution signs

Peggy tooting her horn

Ronnie, Grace and family playing the traditional cornhole game

Most of the crowd ..

The Waterford five ...

With their mother ...

Ronnie, showing perfect form (it went in!), and Grace

Vicky Wagner showing how it's supposed to be done

Carson getting a boost onto the pony

Carson atop his steed

Cheyenne mounting from the right (this horse doesn't care apparently)

Cheyenne atop her ride

Donnie did this a long time this afternoon. Thanks!

Cheyenne getting the hang of it -- going solo.

Horse riders

The guest of honor gets a ride, too.

Carol getting some tips

Carol riding solo

The Sampson family: Cheyenne, grandma Carol, and Carson

Roger showing off his cowboy form. First time on a horse since he was 17. Some of it came back. However, his back and neck hurt the rest of the week.

Ri takes her turn.

It wasn't that bad !!!