2000 Ririe Family Reunion
By Elaine Jackson
Max and MarDean hosted the 2000 Ririe
family reunion at the Girl's Camp north of Swan Valley, Idaho. It was
a "something for everyone" affair with the slide, hiking, golfing, visiting,
and great food. Richard Moncur, Wayne's partner in trouble-making, served
a delicious dutch oven dinner one night. We had to abort the traditional
wiener roast due to fire hazards, but enjoyed plenty of other treats.
Along with the traditional golfing
tournament we had two other fun activities. Katrina put together a hilarious
skit night and Stephanie led the whole crew in contra dancing.
We were surprised by a new and unexpected
guest throughout the reunion. A friendly moose was seen hanging around
by the swings and travelling past the kitchen on a regular basis. During
the day he occupied himself with scaring the small children who were
trying to play in the stream, and by night he kept busy scaring the teenagers
who were trying to escape from the adults by hanging around the swings.
As usual, the Wayne Ririe cousins entertained
with stories of their true life adventures (check out the "secret"
audio here), Arn worked tirelessy in the kitchen, and Karen supplied her fabulous
David, Max, Clive, Wayne, Rob, Andrew, Spencer, Steven J, and Catherine
went on a cross-country tour of the old dry farm country. The video is
on the website and is truly priceless! Thank you Max and MarDean for
all your work! It was great being together!
Look at the great pictures from the
2000 reunion in the photo
album, and as I mentioned above, don't miss
the "secret" audio and this priceless