All was there in Cheboygan this week for the Wichlacz Family, Etc., Reunion August 23, 2012.
Cousins were praised in poetry and in person with countless first, second and third cousins connecting once more in an annual re-union south of Mackinaw.
With Mass in the historic St. Mary Church, they came from Northville, Michigan and more, including Warren, Reese, and Saint Clair Shores. A group photo was taken on the steps in front of the white, wooded ediface following the service.
"Happy Birthday" was sung to Chester Wichlacz, among others with a Swiderek cake with multiple eggs, and mmmmmmmmmmm............good! Thanks so much for that cool frosting and 82 candles!
The Everly Brothers' tune, "Mention My Name in Sheboygan," was unsung, but borrowed.
"Mention my name in Sheboygan
It's the greatest little town in the world
Just tell them you're an old friend of mine
And evey door in town will have a big welcome sign
So mention my name in Sheboygan
And if you ever get in a jam
Just mention my name, I said mention my name
But please don't tell them whre I am."
They were all there, it seemed. A litany list long includes:
John and Carol Romanik
Andrew Romanik firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike Stempky PSTEMPKY@GMAIL.COM
Father Paul Megge
Marcy Anna and Bruce Barabas
Brenda Romanik Sangsten email@example.com
Steve and Francis Fay
Donna Fisher and Emma
Tony and Sue Stempky firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. and Mrs. Bob Muchlock
Debra Wichlacz Sluchak
Father Joe Ortega
Georgetta Stempky Gunthoy
Ronnie Budzinski Stempky
Mr. and Mrs. Ed Stempky
Dennis and Karen Wichlacz
Phyllis and Ray Koolwick Wichlacz
and me, Fr. Ventline, email@example.com, and more by helping us complete the list including those who didn't sign in with contact information please.
Debbie Sluchak and Ray Koolwick took photos. Ray said he'll send them.
Andrew and Marcy starred in a duet on "Cousins."
Next year's reunion in the Cheboygan Knights of Columbus Hall is Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013 with a noon lunch and 6 pm supper. The time of your life follows the weekend in Cheboygan. Photos of family will be copied for a DVD to show, and Memories of Gramma and Grampa will be shared.
Engaged, enjoying, conversing, sharing. . .laughing, living life fully, and more.
The time of our life!