Daughter Jen with husband Adam and children; Becca and Henry along with son-in-law Carl are in Durham where Hurricane Irene is due to come on land. And then if that is not bad enough it will follow the eastern seaboard north to New York where daughter Becca and niece Courtney will be riding out the storm in the Washington Heights area. For the first time in history New York is evacuating parts of the City. (See map.) The storm then travels north towards Boston (where we will be checking on friends). Meanwhile B.J. is somewhere over the Pacific as he and his wife Jennifer return to their home in California from a Hawaii vacation .63096264-NYC-Hurricane-Map
We had a mini-family reunion on Saturday, August 20th, 2011 at Craig’s house in Salt Lake City. My mom’s siblings came; Bill and Beverly Mercer from Menan, Idaho. Jedda and David Monson from Bountiful, and Julian and Diana Mercer from Lehi, Utah. My cousin Boyd’s wife Shirley also came with three of her children (the daughters) and their children, from Springville. (Boyd was the son of Hasting, oldest brother of my dad.) It was fun to see everyone and I really appreciated the effort they made to come and eat and visit.
We tried to visit with as many friends as possible; dinner with the Kunz’s, Lunch with the Brittain’s, dinner with the Donaldson’s and (pictured) breakfast with Sam and Carole Cowley.