Saturday, July 13, the Grover family hosted a family reunion at “The Farm.” This was a very successful get-together, the first in several years. There were descendants of ten of the 11 children of Eli and Ella Grover of Mason Twp. present during the afternoon event. We had a list of more than 120 attendees registered in the guest book, as near as we could tell.
We attempted a composite photo of all relatives present grouped by the Grover son/daughter (of Eli and Ella), listed in descending order of age. Paul, Walter, Verna Grover Thayer, Rupert, Howard, Ernest, Ralph (died without children in 1949), Robert, Stanley, Margaret (Peg) Grover Perham, and Richard. Stanley, Peg and Richard are the surviving siblings.
Attendees came from as far away as California, Idaho, Oregon, Illinois, North Carolina, Colorado, South Dakota, Florida, Vermont, Minnesota and probably other states as well. Ages present ranged from infants to 92!
Attractions included lots of food, conversation, hugging, swimming at “The Falls,” and even a baseball game organized by Jacob Solmitz. As near as this author could tell everyone thoroughly enjoyed the occasion.