We are returning to Maple Lane for the 57th year in the history of our family. This July Tradition has helped us celebrate the events of all of our lives. From two small boys and one middle sister in 1954, we have grown into six siblings, six spouses, 16 grandchildren and now seven great grandchildren and soon to be five spouses for the grandchildren. We ALL have amazing memories of this place; the fishing, the adventures, the memorable storms, the great food, the picturesque sunrises and sunsets, and the laughter, homemade music, bonfire concerts and conversations.
In many ways this place is a little like homecoming. After personal trips to military service, learning adventures in Europe, Mexico and a dozen other places, this is where we can come and remember each other and how valuable our time, our faith and our future really is. With our Dad celebrating his 90th and Mom her 86th this year, this is still a week no one wanted to miss without a chance to check in, say hello, trade hugs, new stories and jokes, and oh yes, catch fish in the lake between swimming, golf outings and treks to area towns to shop and play.