Saturday, October 31, 2009

The Skroski Family Reunion!

We went to the first Skroski Family Reunion August 15th at John's cousin Don and Ellen's home in Whately Mass. What a wonderful time we had catching up with everyone! Here are some of the fun facts we learned:
** The Reunion took place at the original Skroski homestead that was built in 1909. This is where John's Great Grandparents Frank and Helen raised their 7 children, one of which was John's Grandfather William. So that mean't we were celebrating 100 years of Skroskis in Whately, Mass.
** Frank and Helen each came over to the US separately from Poland and met in New York City.
** Out of the original 7 children, 5 of them had children and all of those five had children representing them at the Reunion. Aunt Wanda is the only one of the original 7 that is still living and she looks wonderful.
** The name Ellis Island assigned to Frank Skroski originally was Skrodsky - apparently that was the way his name sounded in his native dialect.
There was lots more that we learned!! Thank you Don and Ellen for hosting such a great event !
Wow look at the whole Clan!
John with his Dad, Cousin Ed and me

The sign and the original Home.

Fun Tractor Rides with this 1959 Treasure
Brothers with spouses - I think I was telling Christine "Just take the picture"

John and his Dad
Georgeann entertained the kids quite nicely
with Golf Cart and Tractor Rides.
They even went to visit the Alpaca Farm that Georgeann helps out at.
Skylar and Caroline having fun in the Pool
Chris and Melanie, almost celebrating their 1 year Anniversary

Christine and Helena
Maddy and Skylar having a blast in the Sand Box
Charlotte and Alexandra- this seesaw was awesome!
A Great Picture of Aunt Charlotte and Uncle Ed!

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