It all started with this family, William and Carrie Payne, of Mt. View, Alberta
and their children.
Olof, Oliver, Billy, William (Father), Randell, Mary, Carrie (Mother), John, Hilda, Harold, & Delvin
These are just a few of their descendants: Ruthie, Kathy, Marcie, Nolan, Marie, Janie and Linda.
Kathy, me and Linda are from the oldest daughter, Mary Payne Chambers; and Ruthie, Nolan, Marie and Janie are from Hilda Payne Romeril, the youngest daughter!
Cousin Nolan Romeril, auctioneer
Showing the ancestor quilt at the auction
Kathy Chambers Blackhurst, Marcie Winspear Patch, Nolan Romeril, Becky Froelich Pitcher
Marcie Patch and Janie Romeril
Grandpa Jim Winspear and Hoyt Blackhurst
Me-Dad-Linda with Ethan and Gina in front
Renn Patch and Mark Brower
David Slaughter and Lorna Brower
Aunt Jennie with Isaac and brother Renn
Jennie with Isaac and Linda
Keira took most of these photos for me, so she is not in any of them! Thanks Keira, they are great!
This was such a fun event, and I loved seeing relatives that I haven't seen in years, and meeting some for the first time! One sweet lady told me that one time when my mom visited Mt. View she sat on the porch with her and a bushel of peas that needed to be shucked and the two of them went to work until they were done. That was a sweet memory that she had of my mother when she was 18 years old.
Nolan told me that he remembered when I visited at about 14 or 15 years old and how bad I hurt from horseback riding. He apparently thought it was quite funny to see a city girl in pain. Ha ha! I am amazed that they are still nice to me, because my memory is that they all had to get up early and bale hay and I slept in!
We do this again in two years! Start planning now to come!