Many years ago, my grandfather, Jacob H. Bosscher, wrote his memoirs for his children and grandchildren. Grandpa’s story started back in horse-and-buggy days and involves flu epidemics, budget cutbacks, debt, decades in Rehoboth,New Mexico, and a stint in the New Mexico State Senate. I wanted to make his wonderful story of God’s faithfulness available to my children and grandchildren, so I re-typed Grandpa’s Memoirs and added dozens of photos as well as Grandma’s memoirs and a conclusion written by my Aunt Bea.
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The Bosscher reunion was held on Saturday, 07 August, in the youth building of the 12th Avenue Christian Reformed Church in Jenison. We gathered to visit with Bob & Deb Skarda, who had traveled “up north” from Atlanta to attend a convention in Chicago. They surprised us by bringing along Karen Rolader and Tom Skarda, also from the Atlanta area!!
A little plug here – Bob Skarda has written a couple of books about early Georgia history. Check out his website: http://oldoconeebooks.com/
Sunset Manor’s Town Square room was the setting for the “Bosscher Bash” on August 10. We were honored to have Bob & Deb join us from Atlanta, Lyn from Lakeland, and Dave & Rose from Pella.
Thank you so much, Tom & Sheila, for arranging this reunion!
Back row: Dave, Howard, Harry
Front row: Helen, Arthur
Cousins! Bonus points if you can name all of them!
Deb & Bob
Uncle Howard sneaks up on Rose
Carol and Lyn
Mary and Uncle Dave
Uncle Art brought along his friend, Harriet
Rose and David
Sally, Carol, Rose, Joy, Lyn
Bob gives Aunt Helen greetings from his siblings
Jack and Mary
Charlie and Jack
David and Tim
Uncle Art and Bob
Peg & Joe
There was plenty of “Bosscher quailified” chocolate available!
Aunt Doris, Lyn, Sue, Sally, and Tom look through an album of Grandpa and Grandma’s photos, which Aunt Doris painstakingly transferred to a sturdier album. The highlight for many was the discovery of this photo:
Grandma toting a rifle!!!