Monthly Archives: July 2015

Hubster’s 40th Reunion Celebration!!

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We celebrated Hummer’s 40th College Reunion at St. John’s in Winfleld, Kansas in June!  We flew into Omaha, Nebraska, spent the night at his old roommate Roger and his wife Cheryl’s lovely home, getting a tour of Rog’s church, home and yard – including a vineyard.  Spent a lovely evening, steak dinner included!  (In other words started out the weekend with a bang!)  In the morning, after a pancake breakfast we piled in to the Theimer’s car and drove to Winfield.

We were so blessed to get to stay in a wonderful old mansion now a B & B!

Iron Gate Bed and Breakfast! The best old mansion EVER! Built by the man who founded St. John's College! We had the whole run of the place!

Iron Gate Bed and Breakfast! The best old mansion EVER! Built by the man who founded St. John’s College! We had the whole run of the place!

Our fancy bedroom at the Iron Gate B & B.

Our fancy bedroom at the Iron Gate B & B.

Fancy living room in Iron Gate Bed and Breakfast

Fancy living room in Iron Gate Bed and Breakfast

Hubster relaxing in fancy living room at Iron Gate B & B.

Hubster relaxing in fancy living room at Iron Gate B & B.

Humpkin and me having a selfie moment.

Humpkin and me having a selfie moment.

 

It was wonderful to meet up with all the old Johnnies of Hub’s class – all 8 of them!  (There was probably close to 100 all together!)  We toured all the old buildings, classrooms, dorms, campus center!  We sat on the wall in front of Rewinkle were Hubbers and I spent many hours holding hands and smooching!

Baden Hall where there were several classrooms and professor offices

Baden Hall where there were several classrooms and professor offices

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Old Academy School

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Roger and Cheryl at Saturday night Banquet

Roger and Cheryl at Saturday night Banquet

Reunion class of 1975!

Reunion class of 1975!

St. John's Chapel. Spent many hours in this wonderful place. (I really did go to chapel quite often, course I was in Chapel Choir my Freshman year.)

St. John’s Chapel. Spent many hours in this wonderful place. (I really did go to chapel quite often, course I was in Chapel Choir my Freshman year.)

Rog and Rob re-enacting a special soccer moment!

Rog and Rob re-enacting a special soccer moment!

St. John's Gym

St. John’s Gym

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Old Academy High School used as business class rooms.

Meyer Hall - classrooms and business office.

Meyer Hall – classrooms and business office.

Mundinger  Girls Dorm!

Mundinger Girls Dorm!

Rewinkle - the boys dorm.

Rewinkle – the boys dorm.

Campus Center

Campus Center

We drove by so many of the old places, Island Park, Tunnel Mill Dam (where we spent a wonderful couple hours talking about life), we tried to go to Joe’s Bar but it was closed.  We drove past Rob’s old home and it was wonderful to see that it has been well taken care of.

Rob's old Winfield Home! So well taken care of.

Rob’s old Winfield Home! So well taken care of.

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We have several pictures taken in this driveway!

We have several pictures taken in this driveway!

On Sunday we went to church at Trinity Lutheran, where we were married, and sang hymns, celebrated communion and listened to Roger deliver an exceptional sermon!  (What a guy!)

After church we drove to Lawrence, Kansas, Hubshub’s sister’s lovely home.  They moved into their “new” home 13 years ago and this was our first time to get to see it.  Rog and Cheryl stayed for a delicious lunch , which Julie had prepared for us, along with some other college friends that live in Lawrence, after which they returned home.  Thank you to two very special people in our lives – Roger and Cheryl – until NEXT time!!!

We then spent a full week with Jujee’s family and had a blast.  Got to meet Nathan’s wife Betsy and their darling boy Josiah!  It went too quickly and before we knew it we were saying goodbye!  Thank you, Hammer Family, for the fantastic food, the super fun “pitch” card games we played every day, and for the marathon garage sale and thrift store shopping that we were able to squeeze in!!  Love you SO MUCH!

Josiah getting some love from Grammy

Josiah getting some love from Grammy

Josiah hanging out with Grandpa

Josiah hanging out with Grandpa

Jacob, Katelyn and Josiah with Auntie and Uncle

Jacob, Katelyn and Josiah with Auntie and Uncle

Julie and Gary

Julie and Gary

Nathan, Betsy and Josiah

Nathan, Betsy and Josiah

The whole Hammer Family!!! Finally, we made it into one of these pictures! YAY!

The whole Hammer Family!!! Finally, we made it into one of these pictures! YAY!

Wonderful living room collection.

Wonderful living room collection.

Jacob playing the piano - amazing job!

Jacob playing the piano – amazing job!

Katelyn entertaining us with her piano playing talent - super!

Katelyn entertaining us with her piano playing talent – super!