2012 Spruce View, Alberta

Dave and Dorothy Munro published the 2012 reunion book and described our gathering as follows:

This was our 9th Biannual Roadhouse/Mellow reunion.  About 80 people enjoyed the reunion weekend at Spruce View, AB, Aug. 3, 4 and 5th.  We hoped more people from the west would join us.  Maybe next time it is in Alberta we can encourage more westerners to come.

A few years ago a visitor was touring the area where he was visiting.  He inquired as to who might live along the road.  He was informed that there were a number of Roadhouses.  As he toured, he was surprised that he didn’t find any Pubs, but learned later the families of Roadhouses indeed lived along the road. Have you had people with a surprised look when you say you are a descendant of the Roadhouses?  You just smile and soon they realize you mean the Roadhouse family.  We enjoyed having two Roadhouse couples join us this year.  Darrel and Joleen Roadhouse from Osborne, Kansas and Bill and Ferne Roadhouse from Evesham, Saskatchewan.

We were thrilled to have two recently married couples join us.  Bill and Ferne Roadhouse were married July 7, 2012.  David and Ina Clark were married August 2, 2012, the day before the reunion.  CONGRATULATIONS.

We had a great time preparing food Friday morning.  The eastern cousins pitched right in helping and adding to the lively conversation.  Thanks Ron and Jean, Lee and Linda.  We just hope you don’t expect too much from the western cousins at the next reunion.  (Just kidding.)

Friday night everyone enjoyed our usual “Pioneer Supper” of buffalo stew, hot biscuits, desserts and jam followed by registration, picture taking and visiting.  A great time to catch up on the family news.

Saturday morning started with the usual breakfast.  Because of the poor growing season we weren’t able to have our usual supply of strawberries and saskatoons but we enjoyed the fruit we could buy.

Saturday afternoon Rosco the Clown entertained everyone young and not so young.  Also, we were pleased to have Taylor Munro entertain us with her Highland dancing.  Thanks Taylor.

Saturday evening we had Doreen Guilloux from Rocky Mountain House speak about her book, Paddling, Portaging and Pageantry, the World’s Longest Canoe Race, Rocky Mountain House to Montreal, Stories from the Hearts of the 1967 Centennial Voyageurs.

Sunday morning we enjoyed brunch followed by an inspirational talk by Dorothy.  We then joined hands for the “Friendship Ring” and “The More We Get Together”.  Many goodbyes – many from the west certainly indicated they would love to plan on attending the reunion in 2014 in Southern Ontario.

We look forward to meeting each and everyone of you the the 10th Biannual Roadhouse/Mellow Reunion to be held at the farm of Janette and David Chevalier, 329 Mersea Rd.7, Leamington, Ontario.

The Reunion Committee

 

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