“Ahoy!” Catching up to Kelly Lake’s Sam Rothermel and crew on our pontoon as a brisk wind propels his Hobie Cat! Photos by Shirley Birr; click to enlarge.
An old high school mate from Two Rivers, WI and his wife, Tom and Judy Webster, traveled from Santa Cruz, CA via their 34′ motor home to visit family and friends. Tom’s parents, Leland and Betty, became acquainted with my parents, Leonard and Eva, back in the mid-60s (having cottages up here), introducing Tom and the rest of their children, Archie, Mary, Kay, Jim and Richie to me. It became a lifelong friendship; we were avid water skiers and enjoyed continuous good times. Judy is from Coleman, WI.
Tom and Judy moved to California in 1987. Their last visit here at Kelly Lake was three years ago. Both Tom and Judy are now retired, traveling to different sights and cities including New Orleans, as they made their way back to Kelly Lake. They’re entertaining the notion to move back, inquiring about various homes for sale on Kelly Lake. It would be great to have them back! Perhaps we should take up their offers soon to visit Santa Cruz, should they move!
We invited our neighbor and dear friend, Kathy Clevers, along to meet the Kelly Lake Websters.
We’re having a wonderful reunion with them, dining together and reminiscing. Welcome back and aboard! Rog and Shirley
Kathy, Shirley and Judy!
Cait Randerson and Thomas St. George joined hands in Holy matrimony presided over by Kelly Lake’s Sam Rothermel on the cottage lawn enjoyed and loved for 5 generations overlooking Kelly Lake.
Bagpipe and kilts led the march from the dinner at Romy’s Kelly Lake Holiday Inn Supper Club to the wedding ceremony and back to the reception.
Beautiful A cappella performed by Artana VandenhHeuval added wonderfully to the ceremony as the sun was waning.
“Big Mouth” played at the reception, complete with brass, classic rock and polkas; great time! The bride and groom will honeymoon in Scotland (by the way, Shirley (Stewart) Birr is Scottish).
A wonderful wedding one will remember on Kelly Lake! Congratulations and best wishes to a great couple, Cait and Thomas! Rog and Shirley
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIKE!
This is Mike and Stephanie’s third summer at their cottage on Kelly Lake, enjoying every bit of it; they spend most of the summer here! We’ve become good friends with common interests.
Mike is a retired Appleton Detective, Stephanie just retired as a 4th grade teacher. Loving Kelly Lake, they’ve also volunteered to man the boat landing to spread the word about Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS); their part of caring and sharing. They are a fine addition to the Kelly Lake community. Roger