NESTLER FAMILY REUNION

FIRST OF ALL….REST IN PEACE AUNT GRACE MARIE!
She was the oldest and the longest living Nestler siblings.  She died Monday, July 19th, 2010 at the fine age of 96 years and 9 months. Although she could not attend the reunion, she was remembered and loved!

For those of you who don’t know…

…the Nestlers are from my Mom’s side of my family.  Well, actually, my Mom’s Mom’s side of the family.  This reunion was organized by my 2nd cousin, Mary Mohr and her husband, John, assisted by my Aunt, Mary Wigger.  It was held on the Mohr Family Camp/Cabin Retreat in Jefferson, NY (The Catskills) on the weekend of July 17th, 2010.

PLAN AHEAD…NEXT NESTLER FAMILY REUNION:  JULY 2013!

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

I will fill this blog with tons of photos and links to photos….as well as things I learned and experienced during the weekend!

Remember to click on the photo for the entire photo album!

– I have 208 cousins (12 deceased).

– I have 21 Aunts and Uncles (16 deceased).

– 34 family members showed up for the reunion.

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

– I have family in 20 different states.

– I tried to figure out the 1st/2nd cousin once/twice removed thing and gave up!

– The farthest someone came to the reunion, I think was my Aunt Mary, who lives in San Diego.

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

– My Aunt Mary and Jim make a sic Balloon Toss Team!

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

– We are lucky to have a family member with the coolest retreat property ever!

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

– Cousin, Eric, is still the tallest one in the family.

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

– Aunt Anne was the only one from the Nestler sibling generation at the reunion (She was married to Nestler brother Henry/Harry).

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

–  Aunt Anne was also the oldest at the reunion at the fine young age of  86 years, 1 month and 1 day!

–  There are 7 Mary’s in my family.

–  There are 3 Margarets and they all go or went by Peggy.

– Jim and I will be seeing Christine, Zoe and Peyton soon!

–  There are a lot of nicknames in my family…Harry for Henry, Peggy for Margaret, Sally for Sara, Teddy for Harriet, Sissy for Harriet, Gene for Augustus, Nellie for Ellen, Dick for Richard, Dee for Dolores, Nonie for Nora, and Reggie for Regina!

–  There is only one DAWN…I mean there is only one person with the name Dawn in my family!

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

–  I learned that there is German blood in the Nestler family, not just Irish and English.

–  Beer can be drank for breakfast.

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

–  Wood is slippery when wet (aha…most of you don’t know I slipped on the wet tree stump/step when we left….I am a sneaky faller).

– There is at least one musician in the family.

– My aunt at around 60 years of age got her first tattoo and is now working on her 3rd!

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

– There are/were 4 sets of twins in the family.

– My 86 year old great Aunt Anne still has a wicked sense of humor.

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

MOM, SHAME SHAME SHAME ON YOU FOR NOT GOING TO THE FAMILY REUNION!

– I saw the tiniest hay wagon ever!

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

– There is a past politician and a future politician in my family.

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010
From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

– The youngest at the family reunion was Madilin at the fine young age of 15 months, 1 week and 3 days!

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

– Bridget looks really good bald and has some colorful stories of her past!

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

– People make funny faces when playing water balloon toss!

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

– We are looking forward to seeing you all and more in three years!

and finally (although I could go on)…

– Thank you Mary and John!

From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010
From Nestler Family Reunion Weekend (Mom’s side) 2010

AND IF THAT WAS NOT ENOUGH PHOTOS….HERE ARE MORE OF OUR RIDE HOME!

Who knew Troy, NY was so photographic?

From Trip Back to Vermont from the Catskills
From Trip Back to Vermont from the Catskills
From Trip Back to Vermont from the Catskills
From Trip Back to Vermont from the Catskills
From Trip Back to Vermont from the Catskills
From Trip Back to Vermont from the Catskills

ADIOS NESTLER CLAN!

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~ by HenderBalz on July 20, 2010.

One Response to “NESTLER FAMILY REUNION”

  1. Thank you for sharing your blog with all of us.

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