Friday, July 10, 2009

70th Anniversary & Family Reunion

We just got back from a wonderful family reunion/70th wedding anniversary celebration. Steve's parent, Hyatt & Betty Moore celebrated 70 years of marriage on May 6 and on June 23 through June 26 we met at the Dana Point Marina Inn for a reunion. This was the first time that everyone was all together. Mom and Dad have 5 children (Hyatt III, Steve, Lynnel, Sue & Lori) who in turn are all married and have children. And. . .Hyatt, Steve & Lynnel all have grandchildren. So the total number gathering together was 70. It was a wonderful time getting reacquainted and acquainted with those we hadn't met before (brand new babies & new husbands). We even published our very own Moore Cook Book from contributions from the whole family. Sprinkled throughout the book are pictures of the family, a poem and antidotes about what it was like at meal time at the Moores. This will be a treasured book for sure. On June 27 we all reassembled at Rolling Hills Covenant Church for a reception for the folks. There were many many many friends in attendance. I never got a head count but the place was full. All of us in the Moore Clan put on a program honoring our folks and giving praise to God for His goodness for such a family as this. Steve even wrote a couple of songs in their honor. One required Kleenex which we supplied at each table. The other left us laughing. As it has been said in the past "no one knows how to throw a party like the Moores" still holds true today.

We had wonderful times playing games in the conference room at the Dana Point Marina Inn where we were all staying for the week.

The Penny Auction. This is one way to pass on some of Mom's things to the next generation. It is also called downsizing.

A beautiful day at the park by the beach.

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