This summer was the 250th anniversary of my husband's hometown, Lincoln NH. There was a week-long celebration, so of course...we went! Mark's entire family turned out--all eight siblings, many of their children, and of course, the linchpin...Fran.
Here she and Karen are attending a play called "The History of Lincoln". We really enjoyed it!
There was a huge block party on School Street.
Complete with dancing in the streets...
These firefighters are doing the Macarena!
It was a great time to run into old friends.
It was also a great time to hang with family.
Here Uncle Kurt is getting initiated into our wild California ways.
We had a great time at the local historical society, looking through all kind of photos and memorabilia.
We found Fran's first grade class photo--first grade class of 1930!
Of course, not all our time was spent poring over historical documents. We also went to the local candy store--big hit with the kids!
I spent my time refraining from buying chocolate covered bacon.
Another real treat was seeing Mark's cousin Maureen, and her PUPPIES!
We also occupied our time with a new project...converting part of the old basement workshop into "Dick's Pub and Poker".
Gotta get that side shot, showing off the proud Schlaefer shnoz!
Fran was recognized as a member of the earliest class in attendance...class of 1941!
So many reasons to celebrate. And so we did!