Jan and Orie Nelson flew to Stafford, Va., in mid-October for a weeklong visit with son Rocky and his family — wife, Jacqui, sons, Tim, Jeff and Matt. They visited museums, had a picnic at a lovely vineyard and, the highlight of the trip, attended a football game in which Jeff was starting. It was an exciting week with the family. Upon their return, they hosted a longtime friend, Marc White, who is a college friend of their son Rocky. It was nice to have a strong young man help with harvesting firewood, splitting and stacking, and many other chores, in preparation for the cold winter months ahead.
The election came and went with Jan and Orie’s newly appointed precinct chairs for the Republican Party functioning as poll watchers.
On Nov. 6, the Nelsons drove to Georgetown, Texas, to spend four days with friends of sixty-plus years, Joan and Don Nelson, no relation. They attended a comedy theater in Austin, The Texas Museum and the George H. Bush Naval Museum in Fredericksburg. They attended a neighborhood gathering and on Nov. 9, Jan was surprised with a birthday party attended by eight couples of the neighborhood. It was a whirlwind trip, which was grand as the Nelsons were with longtime friends, sharing many memories.
Amber Gillaspie was spending the day with her grandma, Evelyn Schwinn, on Nov. 13.
Randy and Amy Schwinn and children entertained Nov. 16 with a brunch at their home for November birthdays. Honored guests were Julie Zule, Linda Schwinn, Evelyn Schwinn, Randy Schwinn and Dave Zule.
On Nov. 17, Evelyn received lots of calls and cards wishing her happy birthday.
Sharon Lynn of Leavenworth and Evelyn Schwinn were enjoying a sister day on Wednesday, Nov. 19, having lunch together, visiting and shopping.
Kirk, Wayne and Anabel Knapp ate lunch together at noon on Nov. 14 with their grandson, Austin Knapp, at Meriden School. They left for Fredonia to visit their daughter, Debbie, who had surgery Nov. 12. She came home two days later.
Kirk and Wayne helped Estal at his body shop on Saturday and they arrived back to their home that evening.