Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas...Happy New Year!

I can't believe how quickly time goes by. It seems like just a couple weeks ago that we were enjoying the family it was 5 months ago!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We had a nice, calm day....opened presents and ate breakfast together in the morning then dinner with Dave's sister and family at night. Soon all the cookies will be gone and we can get back on the healthy eating wagon! Hmmmm...lunch time...those left over sweet potatoes are calling me from the fridge...and then a brownie for dessert!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Famous people in our hometown area

Talking to the man who owns the B&B that we stay at in Troy we found out that the man who wrote "Mr. Sandman" was born in Troy. That got me to thinking....pause for everyone to have a good laugh at that....that I could add links to bios of famous people in the area. Check it out...>>>>>> over there...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Reunion was so much fun!

The reunion has come and gone for another year and we had a great time! The Manley - Bohlayer Farm was a wonderful place to have the gathering. So much room and we had it all to ourselves!

Thanks to everyone for bringing food and supplies and for pitching in to clean up!

Will post pictures soon!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


I just picked up the T-shirts and they look great! It has been very hot here, hope the weather is good for the reunion. At least we have somewhere to be inside if it rains!

See you all soon!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Three weeks!

The 2nd annual Allen-Shaffer Family reunion is only three weeks from today! I hope to hear from many more family members by this weekend. I am hoping for a great turnout...for anyone who hasn't replied...please let me know this weekend if you are coming...I hope you are!!!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

So Close now...

As the reunion grows closer, I am getting so excited...I am looking forward to seeing everyone and sharing what has been going on in our lives for the past year!

The weather here has been great, keep praying for another wonderful day on the 31st.

Still hoping to hear from many more family members that they are attending. We're going to have a great time...I promise!!

Have a great week!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Look at that!!!

Woo Hoo...look at that...only 34 days till the reunion!!!!


If you are ordering t-shirts the cost is $13.00 per shirt. It would be great to have the money prior to the reunion, but if that isn't possible, you can pay for them that day.



Plans for the 2nd annual Allen-Shaffer Family reunion are in full swing! This year's event promises to be even more fun than last year. The venue for the reunion will provide us with more space, electricity, refrigeration, & privacy.

We will be in the house the day before the reunion so if you are coming into town on Friday and have something that needs to be refrigerated, we have a place for it to be kept!

We hope that we have an even better turnout for this years event...please remember to reply by July 10th.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Check out the site for the Manley Bohlayer Farm-looks like the bridge to the Farm will be out of commission, will need to come the back way.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


I hope everyone enjoys the newsletter...the latest edition will be going out this week. The reunion will be here before we know it!! Going up to the Canton area next weekend so I plan to stop in at the reunion site to get an idea of what kind of space we will have for outdoor activities.

Invitations will be sent next month!!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to my Dad

Today would have been dad's 90th birthday. It makes me so sad just to think of it. It seems like such a short time ago that we were celebrating his 80th birthday with a big surprise party and thinking about what we would do to celebrate his 90th! It seemed like he would always be here. He is still with us, in our hearts, but it isn't the same as having him to see and talk to.

I still talk to dad, and I know he is watching over us all, looking down on us and acting as our guardian angel. For that reason, I know he will hear me when I say, many times today...Happy Birthday, Dad...I love you!

Sunday, March 14, 2010


I was so happy today to make Facebook connections with two cousins! I hope that we will have an even bigger turnout for this year's reunion!! I have already started planning!

So many things going on with work and I have to finish painting my living room...clean the house...get ready for outside spring clean up!!!! Wow! I gotta get off my butt and get to work!!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Let the planning begin!!

It is less than 6 months till the Reunion, so I am starting to plan! I love planning the event and hope that others will join in with ideas! I have discussed with some others the idea of a Luau inspired party! I also have a few surprises up my sleeve that I will not share until the day of the event! Since we are holding the reunion at a different venue, one that gives us an indoor kitchen, with electricity, keeping foods hot and cold will be much easier this year. I hope that since we are planning this year's reunion earlier than last year's more people will be able to plan ahead and attend.

We also want to plan ahead for the T-shirts, there was one example in the newletter, but please contact me if you have any other ideas.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Another month almost gone

I see that I haven't posted anything here since New Year's Eve and here we are...January almost gone! I am just finishing up getting the newsletters ready to mail out...I hope you all enjoy them. The Reunion is only about 180 some days away, it will sneak up on us and be here before we know it. I am trying to come up with a theme for the reunion and I am thinking Luau! I don't think they would appreciate it if we dug a hole to cook a pig, but we can still have fun with it. It will be nice to have the indoor space, electricity with no hassle and the privacy.

If anyone has any ideas for games, food or anything, please email me or post a comment! Check out our Facebook Fan page, too!