Sunday, July 26, 2009

One year

It is hard to believe that tomorrow is one year since we lost dad. I think of him so often and find myself saying things that he would have seen. I know he will live forever in our hearts! I have to work on Monday teaching a class, it will be hard to get through the day having to be 'up' all day, but God will help me through it. We know he is in a better place, still makes it hard to accept that he isn't here with us anymore, but he will always be with us!

Friday, July 24, 2009


The Newsletters are ready to be mailed. I hope you all enjoy the pictures and stories!!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009


Coming soon to a mailbox near you: The first issue of the Allen-Shaffer Family Reunion Newsletter.

Friday, July 17, 2009


Many people have replied with thier thoughts about the second annual Allen-Shaffer Reunion. The River Fest thing in Towanda would be nice, but it is late August and we are afraid that it will be too close to when kids are going back to school and college. The Canton Fair doesn't hold the same interest as it once did, there just isn't much there for adults. Several people showed interest in the Troy Fair, so right now, it looks like that would be the time to have it. Penny thinks that the Troy Fair is always 2 or 3 weeks after the Canton Fair. I will investigate to see if I can find out more info and we will plan on that weekend. I know it is early, but for purposes of making reservations we will want to plan ahead a little further than we did this year. I hope that the family members who couldn't make it this year will be able to plan ahead and attend next year.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Family Reunion was a success!!!

The Allen/Shaffer Family reunion went very well! The weather held out for us, didn't start raining till we were about to head out anyway. Notice there is a new countdown...we enjoyed this so much, we want it to be an annual event! This countdown is for a tentative date...there is a Riverfest that goes on in Towanda, PA every August, from what I can find online, it will be the weekend of August 20, 21, 22. It was suggested that we have the reunion on that weekend since there seems to be much more to do at this festival than there is a the Canton Fair. We will be posting pictures and sending out save the date info once we know for sure what the date for the Second Annual Allen-Shaffer Reunion will be!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Happy Fourth of July!

I know this is late, but Happy 4th!!! Less than a week now till the Reunion!!! When we first started planning this, it seemed it would never get here. I don't like to see the Summer slip away, but I am looking forward to seeing everyone! I hope things turn out well for the weather and everything. We should have a great turnout! With all the brownies that are planned, I feel like I shouldn't eat all week in anticipation of them! See you all soon!