SIMERSON FAMILY REUNION 2011
At Doug & Deb Simerson’s Home
9544 Elk Lake Trail
Williamsburg, MI 49690
SATURDAY July 9, 2011
PLEASE COME AND JOIN US FOR
FUN, FOOD, PLAYING IN THE WATER AND
WHITE ELEPHANT AUCTION.
BRING YOUR SWIM GEAR, LAWN CHAIRS, YOUR FAVORITE DISH TO PASS, WE PROVIDE THE MEAT AND DRINKS. DON’T FORGET YOUR WHITE ELEPHANT ITEM FOR THE AUCTION, proceeds help fund next year’s reunion.
FOR MORE INFO CALL Doug & Deb at 231-264-5923 or email at
Doug and Deb took a bit of time off and visited family on the East Coast. We flew to Atlanta and drove to Kevin & Cynthia’s place in Metter, GA. We had a great time visiting and had dinner in a Mexican place nearby. Thanks for the great time Kevin & Cynthia!
Jordan and his wife, Jenine and baby, Oliver were there also. Oliver is a great little guy. Sure glad to get to see them.
We drove from there to Scott & Lisa’s place in North Charlestown, SC. We went to a historical presentation of southern black culture. Stories were told of how different folks had made history throughout the ages, like the Queen of Sheba and others in Black history. The Spanish moss was really interesting. Lots of bushes filled with beautiful flowers all around. We found some Resurrection Moss growing on an oak tree limb.
We went to the coast of Charlestown and walked through a submarine, Coast Guard Rescue Vessel and an Air Craft Carrier that were on display there.
Scott and Lisa prepared a great fish boil with blue crab, shrimp, oysters, clams and potatoes. Thanks Scott and Lisa for a great time!
We left Scott & Lisa’s home and drove down to Beaufort, SC and attended a church service at Bethel Tabernacle. The service was great and we met Dave and Sharon Barradas and Sharon’s sister and husband, Jan & Gary Hall.
All in all we had a great trip, great company and lots of driving! We flew back to Detroit Monday morning and stopped at Ken and Perline Bellant’s home in Flushing, MI. Perline fixed a great lunch for us and we had a good time talking and catching up on things.
We had a great time on our long weekend away. Thanks to Tim & Mandy Rockwell who stayed back at our home with Heather & Tiffany and all the critters.
It appears Doug took a wrong turn on the road. . . . .
we will be back as soon as he finds the right road! Still having fun . . .
Thanks to everyone who celebrated Paul’s Graduation. The commencement was very touching. Usual graduations have the name of the graduate called and they hand out the diploma and off the stage they go smiling. This graduation ceremony each youth was highlighted. They talked about the struggle to keep in school and the work they each did in getting the job done. The ceremony lasted almost 3 hours. 38 young people gave individual speeches! The staff gave speeches for the other graduates who chose not to give one. It was long but no one wanted to leave. Each was special and very worth while listening to. Paul gave his own speech. Talked about how the school had made a difference and needed to be commended for their great efforts to the young people who attend. We are very proud of Paul and the great efforts he has made this year. He received a special gift from the Career Tech Center of graphic arts software needed to do the work Paul has been trained to do. He was very happy to get this. Paul has been doing public speaking for Michigan Youth Opportunities Incentive this year. This organization has been very helpful to Paul in supporting his artistic abilities and getting him started in his graphic arts career. Great job, Paul!
Paul also had a nice open house. Several friends and family came to celebrate. Thanks to all for the cards and the gifts sent.
2008 Graduating Class of Traverse City High School
Grandpa Doug had to initiate baby Levi to the wonderful world of Hockey as the Red Wings defeated Calgary in Game 5. Levi and Grandpa watched the game at
Auntie Pastas in Traverse City… YUM!!!