Latest Reunion Update and Activities

Just a few more weeks till the 19th annual Schroeder family reunion. Saturday, August 14th is the day and we hope to see everyone present at Hart Lake. Here's a look at how the day's activities are shaping up so far: (I have had one problem with the reunion activities and details so far and that is that I haven't got any from anyone. So I took it upon myself to assign activites to certain families and individuals, if you are unhappy with your assignment, feel that you could be more helpful doing something else, just don't want to participate, or just feel that you cannot handle the RESPONSIBILITY, just let me know and we can make other arrangments,)

The reunion will run from 12:00pm till 8:00pm. The cost for the reunion this year will be $4.00 per adult (anyone over 21 ) and $2.00 per child over 12 years of age (this not does include the cost for food, see dinner schedule for food option). As you enter Hart's Lake just tell them you are with the Schroeder family and then pay Chris Schroeder the appropriate fee for your family when you arrive. 12:00pm

Arrival time, greetings, wine and cheese. Organized by Carl and Jean Schroeder, Virginia Sutton and Phyliss Schroeder. Each original male Schroeder (Bill, Jack, Ed, Karl, Tom) is asked to bring at least a fifth of red, a fifth of white and a fifth of any other wine, and each original female Schroeder (Virginia, Mary, Carolyn, Joan) is asked to bring at least 1/21b of sharp, 1/21b of mild and lnob of soft cheese. Anyone not included in the above is asked to bring crackers, chips, dip, sodas, etc.
Sound system set up by Nancy and Bob Sheck.


Swimming organized by Jill Bamford and Jennifer Foss.
Volleyball provided by Lloyd Foss, Jr. and
Haven't heard anyrhing about tubing this year!

1:00pm (cont'd)

organized by Lloyd Jr. and Linda Schroeder.
Quoits provided by Andy Foss and organized by Phil Foss.
Card games organized by Cliff and John Sutton.
Book Exchange organized by Carolyn Foss.

Family Treasure Hunt. Organized by Charles Foss and Mark Schroeder. (I have the game cards to use for the game.)


White Elephant Auction. Organized by Caroline Smith and JR Schroeder. Each family is asked to bring a white elephant gift to be used during the auction. Please wrap and indicate on the wrapping who or what the gift is approproate for, i.e. child, kitchen. bath. male, etc.


Kids Games. Organized by Mary Schroeder and Joan Bamford.


Picture. Organized by Bums Bamford and taken by Lloyd Foss, Jr.


Dinner. You again have the option this year of bringing your own dinner or ordering out via

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Reunion (cont'd)

Uncle Bill. For those of your interested in having Uncle Bill order food for you the cost will be approx. $4.00 per person. Let him know in advance. You can reach Uncle Bill at (215) 252-0484 or 586B Morvale Road, Easton, PA 18042. It would be nice if who ever it is possible for to bring a baked good for dessert.


Door Prizes Awarded. Organized and run by Caroline Smith and Pat Lou Schroeder.


50/50 Drawing. Organized by Mary Bamford and Kim Kavanaugh.


Joke Telling Contest. Organized by Lloyd Foss, Sr. and Ed Schroeder.


Schroeder Family Reunion Meeting. . Organized and run by John L. Schroeder. Bring forth any issues you would like addressed by the family and an election of the year's officers will take place.


Oral Reportson accounts of each family's past year. Organized by Tom and Nancy Schroeder. Report givers are: Betsy Flagherty (Virginia branch); Mike Schroeder (Bill branch); Mary Schroder(Mary branch); John Schroeder (Jack branch); Peggy Weighorst (Ed branch); Karen Zengraf (Carl clan); Mary Lou Unangst (Carolyn branch); Tom Schroeder,Jr. (Tom branch); Cathy Cohen (Joan branch).
Reunion Directions

Take Route 412 SOUTH to Cherry Lane;
Left on Cherry Lane to Hellertown Road to Lower-Saucon Road;
right to Hart Lake

Take Morgan Hill Road South (it is also County Road #2005) to Raubsville Road.
Right on Raubsville Road to Lower-Saucon Road;
Left on Lower-Saucon Road to Hart Lake

Goings On

Mary Bamford ties the knot. Mary looked beautiful (as always) and the wedding was lovely. We looked foward to seeing Mary and Mike at the reunion this year.
Bill Schroeder celebrated his 75th birthday this year with a big bash in Easton. Heard everyone had a great time. Congratulations!

Ed Schroeder became a great-granfather for the second time this past month. His granddaughter, Jennifer Schroeder has her second child. A beautiful little boy who didn't want to miss the reunion this year so he came a little early. Zachery was born July 2 and weighed 41bs 7ozs. Congratulations Jennifer!


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An Oldster's Lament

How do I know that my youth is all spent?
Well, my get up and go has got up and went.
But in spite of it all I'm able to grin.
When I think of where my get-up has been.

Old age is golden so I've heard it said,
But sometimes I wonder as I get into bed,
With my ears in a drawer and my teeth in a cup
My eyes on a table until I wake up.
Ere sleeping dims my eyes I say to myself
"Is there anything else I should have laid on the shelf?"

I'm happy to say as I close the door
My friends are the same - only perhaps even more.
When I was young my slippers were red,
I could kick up my heels right over my head,
When I grew older my slippers were blue
But I could still dance the whole night through.

Now I'm old, my slippers are black
I walk to the store and I puff my way back.
The reason l know that my youth is all spent
Is my get-up and go has got up and went.

But l really don't mind when I think with a grin
Of all the grand places my get-up has been.
Since I have retired from life's competition
I bust myself wgth complete repitition.

I get up each morning, dust off my wits,
Pick up the paper and read the "Obits."
If my name is missing I know I'm not dead
So I eat a good breakfast, and go back to bed.

Recipe Section

1/2 cup Joy or Dawn detergent
2 tbsp glycerine
4 cups water

It was a dark and rainy evening in October on the Delaware in Carpentersville, NJ. Andrew Foss and Ervin Jones were sitting in their boat and all was still. Using only trout as bait the next thing Andy knew was he had something. He didn't know what it was but he could tell it was BIG. And BIG is was, a 161b, 29 1/2 inch round catfish. The fish was BIG, so BIG in fact that it won Andy the State Angler's Award. So for those of you always interested in a good fish story ask Andy about it at the reunion.

Andy Foss displays 161bs, 29.5 inches of fish

Quiltus Maximus Here's an idea for next years family reunion and we could continue to do it for years after also. I read it in an article Uncle Jack gave me. How about a family quilt. Each year each family brings a quilt square or two to the reunion then someone will put the quilt together over the year and it will be the grand prize in the 50/50 drawing or as a door prize. I really like he idea! Anybody else?


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Happy Birthday 2U!

Steve Schroeder.........8-11-56
Joan Bamford............8-12-37
Cora Foss...............8-14-61
John Sutton.............8-15-62
Jill Bamford............8-16-73
Peggy Wieghorst.........8-18-48
Jean Schroeder..........8-22-60
Betsy Flaherty..........8-28-49

Nancy Sheck.............9-12-48
Burns Bamford...........9-13-37
Lauren Schroeder........9-16-83
Charles Foss............9-20-64
Wm. Schroeder, Jr.......9-22-56
John Dumont.............9-22-57
Phyllis Schroeder.......9-24-27
John Flaherty...........9-26-47

Mary Lou Unangst........10-01-53
Lois Schroeder..........10-05-61
Ashley Schroeder........10-05-82
Dall Smith..............10-07-61
Lloyd Foss, Sr..........10-07-25
John Zengraf............10-09-56
Jay Unangst.............10-10-50
Corey Unangst...........10-10-82
Matthew Zentgraf........10-14-85
Andrew Foss.............10-17-65
Amy Schroeder...........10-27-84
Mary Schroeder..........10-31-24

Upcoming Articles

Here are some of the upcoming articles I'd like to include in the newsletter that need some input.

A list of everyone in the family who does side work. For example Dan Smith does graphic design and computer graphics work on the side, Phil Foss does landscaping, etc. I would like to include anyone who does work on the side, so send me any info you have.

I would like to put together an article about all the crafters in are family. What you do, how you do it, awards and clubs you may be a member of.

Community Service
A list of the different community service organizations people are involved in.

I like to include a biography on different people now and again. If you think someone should be highlighted send me some info.
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[CAROLINE SMITH] send news, photos,
suggestions and
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Caroline M. Smith
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Centreville, VA 22020
(703) 818-7462


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