Grandma Jean's Family Renunion

On Saturday Aug 2, 2008, all 18 of the Grandma Jean's great-grandchildren were assembled at the Dennis and Betty Thatcher's near Waterford, OH. The occasion was timed to coincide with our vacation trip to Pennsylvania and Ohio with Kathy, Scott, Peyton, and Samantha. Peyton and Samantha learned they had a lot more cousins than they had ever dreamed. Of the 18, 16 were between the ages of 0 and 8. Lots of little kids and lots of energy. Here are a few of the photos to give you an idea of what transpired.

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Trying the rope

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Cousins Anna and Samantha meet for the first time.

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Kathy swinging fast

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Smiling cousins

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Feeding the ponies

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Feeding the ponies

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Trying to attract a horse with a carrot

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Straddling the ditch. Wouldn't guess he was a boy ;-)

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Setting up the water slide with the Cars theme. I just wondered about those Leak Less Adult Drip Pans that are advertised there on the side. Next time I watch the movie, I'll be on the lookout for them and other similar things I obviously missed previously.

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The water slide fun starts

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Sammie on the slide

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Peyton hitting bottom

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Climbing back to do it again

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Wet and smiling cousins

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The bug swatter brigade

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Scott looking cool

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Thatcher table

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Grandpa Donny

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Mammy with Eli and Lilly. Eli Lilly?

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Awww lookit the baby in the swing

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Brad helping with the seesaw

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Part of the gathering under the tree

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Peggy helping the swingers

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Trying to get the great-grandchildren assembled

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Getting a little more organized

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There! We got them all synchronized

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The Dugans/Schumanns

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Ron Wagner representatives

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The Thatcher clan

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Thatchers without grandchildren

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Showing off muscles

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Tiffany's family

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Checking out the puppies

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Did you get a little wet?

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D J Cunningham and Mariah. A little mismatch?

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That's one use for those big feet.

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Anna and Grandma Jean

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Dancin' girls