July 29, 2012

Timmerman Family Reunion 2012


Timmerman Family Reunion 2012

Todd Swank's Diary Entry for July 29, 2012


We drove down to Rock Rapids, Iowa for the annual Timmerman Family Reunion.  I don't know why this building has John Wayne, an airplane, and a bunch of cows painted on it, but it must represent the town in some way.  I have no clue what way that would be, though.


We'd heard that the drought had been really affecting the nation's corn crops, but it looked pretty good to me.  It fit the old saying "Luke High by the 29th of July!"


I've been coming to Miss Sheri's family reunion for nearly 20 years now, but this was the lightest participation level I ever remember seeing.  It might have been because it was raining outside.  


But we did have a bunch of fun people there including Leona and Marian.


Al and Deb are always good for a laugh!


As are Harold, Troy, and Lyda.


And Todd, Tiffany, Betty, and Walt.


After we ate, the boys and I went outside to explore the Rock Rapids city park.


It's a neat place because they trap a bunch of animals there for our enjoyment.


They also have a really cool river and dam.  We had a lot of dam fun while we were there!


I was just starting to question the wisdom of letting the boys walk along the cement blocks beneath the dam when a fisherman walked up to me and said "Don't worry about it.  The water is only a few feet deep there."  He must have been reading my mind.


When the slippery dam rocks get boring, we're lucky to have technology to fall back on.