Hey folks, it's that time again. Time for the bi-annual Tipton Family reunion. My, how fast time flies by.
This year as in 2011, 2010 and 1997 the reunion will be held at the East Brandywine Community Park in Guthriesville, Pennsylvania on Sunday, October 6th from 12 to 5 pm. And, as always I guarantee PERFECT weather (crossing my fingers and toes - so far I've been right)!
However, this year we will be at the Tara Pavilion which is far away from the sports playing fields. Remember in 2011, when we had the reunion at a different pavilion which was too close to the sports playing fields, interfering with the dads watching their kids play ball. The Tara Pavilion is located at the far end of the park.
|The Tara pavilion at the 1997 Tipton Family Reunion|
|Cousin Jeff talking to Uncle Ed and cousin Charles Tipton (all gone now) - 1997|
|Cousin John Tipton's family - that little girl in the stroller is a grown up beauty now - 1997|
The Tipton Family Reunion is an old tradition. All of us are descendants of Fieldon and Hester Tipton (my grandparents who I never met by the way).
|Fieldon and Hester (Lewis) Tipton on their wedding day July 18, 1908|
|My father (Isaac - tall man on the right in back) and his ten brothers at the Tipton Family Reunion 1960|
|The "Tipton Women" at the 1960 reunion|
|Henry, Ray and Katy Tipton 1958|
|My Uncle Sam (far left big overhauls), Brude (white cap) and Tip (far right kneeling with dog) at the old Baker Place - Same and Bruce were the last two Tipton boys - both born in Pennsylvania|
|From left: Donna, Joy, Rita and Darlene - "Dude's Girls" who restarted the reunions (much later of course than when this picture was taken)|
|Darlene and Rita with my brother Isaac at the 2011 Tipton Family reunion (great photo my Mark!)|
|The Louise Tipton White Family - 2011|
Many new member of the Tipton family every year! Below was the newest in 2011. Grandmother Rita (on the right) holds her new grandson Chip Christy while Cousin Barbara Tipton Keehn admires.
Emerson and Ethan Brandt, grandchildren of Barbara Tipton Keehn (above). And yes, another great photo by Mark.
Me greeting my cousin Tom Tipton. His son Tom, Jr. is to my right. I have to wear a different shirt other than my favorite red checked shirt to this year's reunion. I'm glad I'm posting these photos to remind me. Damn.
|Cousin Beth White Fisher having a good laugh (I hope it wasn't about me). Folks, this is what reunions are all about, friends and family getting together to share good times. All too soon they're gone. Live for now.|