On Saturday of weekend one, we enjoyed a rollicking Wabun Reunion at the home of Paul and Rhonda Sipp in Columbus, Ohio. Alumni/ae representation went back to the 1950s, and the years rolled away in a flurry of recollections and tripping anecdotes.
|A wonderful throng of Wabun loyals at the Sipps'|
|Stalwarts at Alex's|
While the general reunions have been going on, there have been pocket get-togethers happening around the country:
-The Boston crowd did a kind of progressive New Year's Celebration at the combination of Jesse/Aaron Coleman residences.
-Katherine Finnegan, and Laura and Heidi Nocka trekked north for a reunification with Jess Lewis in New Hampshire
|left to right - Laura, Jess, KFinn and Heidi|
|left to right - Sarah (NY), Heidi (MA), and Annie (OH)|
Here's a little blast form the past - Marg and I enjoyed a visit with Doug Dyer (1940's Wabun doctor) in North Bay, where he now lives with his wife, Dilys. They are neighbors with Dinty Johnston Elliott and Shirley Elliott. Dinty was the postmaster in Temagami for decades and was responsible for getting mail bags onto the Aubry Cosens for much-anticipated daily deliveries up the lake.
|North Bay visit with Doug and Dinty, third and fourth on right|
If you have not already done so, I encourage you to visit www.wabun.com and view our Newsletter - there, you will find reflections on the 2011 season, as well as articles by several illustrious Wabun alums who have been able to return to Temagami and staff our current sections as well as take a series of post-season trips. I also suggest that you visit our Facebook - link provided on the website.
I am looking forward to upcoming gatherings/reunions and look forward to continued assemblies of the Wabun choir. I report with some excitement that a number of alums have already expressed an interest in joining Marg and me in Temagami for the March 24th get-together - March is a glorious month in the Northland - should be a lot of fun. Please know how welcomed you would be at any meeting you might be able to attend. Come and enjoy the camaraderie!
**Saturday, January 21, 2012 Jeff, Kim, Stewart &
3:00 PM Sarah Grace Longsworth 5609 Ogden Road Bethesda,
301-320-3684 firstname.lastname@example.org Maryland
**Sunday, January 22, 2012 Andy, Theresa, Tara &
1:00 PM Colin Hartzell 736 Harper Avenue Drexel Hill,
610-623-5327 email@example.com Pennsylvania
**Thursday, January 26, 2012 Sarah Flotten 4825 Bryant Avenue, South Minneapolis,
5:30 PM 612-823-1960 firstname.lastname@example.org Minnesota
**Sunday, January 29, 2012 Bill Green & Diane Whitney 3441 Cascadia Avenue, South Seattle,
1:00 PM 206-725-6615 email@example.com Washington
**Saturday, February 4, 2012 Hope Kuniholm, Peter &
5:00 PM Sofia Verheyen 8 Pebble Hill Road DeWitt,
315-446-4336 firstname.lastname@example.org New York
**Saturday, February 11, 2012 Dick & Marg Lewis 460 Jewett Road Hopkinton,
1:00 PM 603-369-3677 email@example.com New Hampshire
**Sunday, February 12, 2012 Sean Dundon, Victoria Dalzell &
4:00 PM Eamonn Dundon 80 Best Street Portland,
207-771-9999 firstname.lastname@example.org Maine
**Saturday, March 10, 2012 Peg & Stephanie Clement &
3:00 PM Jessica Scriver 161 Austin Drive, #130 Burlington,
802-399-2444 email@example.com Vermont
**Saturday, March 24, 2012 Dick & Marg Lewis At WABUN Temagami,
2:00 PM 705-237-8910 firstname.lastname@example.org Ontario