Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Brees Family Reunion

Last weekend John, Sloane and myself traveled "down south" for the Bress Family Reunion in Trenton, Missouri. Just like most family reunions there were a lot of people who I didn't know but it was fun all the same. :)

It's held every third Sunday in September at a cabin in Trenton complete with a small pond and a ton of land! Thanks to a heavy rain that morning there were spiders, bugs and frogs galore which of course fasinated Sloane. Once again, she proves she's braver than her mother-- she definitely got her love from all things nature from her father's side!

If you know John, you've probably heard him brag about the "Brees lifespan". And while John will boast about anything he can, he does have a point. I have yet to meet a Brees man who is not fit, active and healthy regardless of age!

This picture is of Sloane (the youngest at the reunion) and Ernie's uncle, Koran (the oldest at the reunion-age 89!). I think it's important to note that he did just finish a game of washers before this photo.

After all the food and running around John's aunt Terree was kind enough to share a drink of her water with Sloane. Actually, I think Sloane just finished it off for her and then used it as a sand shovel :)

All in all, we had a wonderful weekend! We even had a chance to spend the night and Grandma and Grandpa's in Corydon the night before. Sloane loved the elementary schools playground, meeting Jack (again) and of course spending time with G'ma and G'pa!

1 comment:

  1. I have been to the Brees Family Reunion some 30 years mother Eunice Marie Lowry...Aunt Nina Cox ,Aunt Besse (Lineville)...Koran Brees quite familiar to grandmother was Cora Brees married to John Lowry...I remember an Uncle Eddie...Norma Jean Cox...I was last there in 1980 or 81 with Mildred Lowry-Halley and Roy Halley...Rex Taylor and his wife Genevonne (Brees?) ...Rex flew a plane from Algona , iowa and he and I buzzed the reunion...Jo Ed Luck was there that year...I'm gonna come this year 2014...if it is still scheduled to happen...let me know : Terry Kirkwood