It was my privilege to help with the "Margaret (Upton) Aardsma 2009 Reunion" in Amherst, New Hampshire, to honor my wonderful mother-in-law, Margaret Aardsma. This precious time took place in August of 2009. (Many thanks to all those that attended and helped make this event come together!)
One of the events scheduled during the reunion was an evening "Talent Show" where many family members presented various items; it was a great time of laughter and joy. (Thanks to all who participated!) Singing, musical instruments, music by the four children of Margaret Aardsma (my husband, Gerald, being one of them), slide shows, etc. were part of this time together. It was all meant to honor Margaret Aardsma.
My part of the talent show was a short object lesson which I wrote and presented for the children present.
"Let the Words of My Mouth" by Helen E. Aardsma
My children and grands that attended.
From left to right:
Matthew Aardsma, Rebekah Aardsma, Gerald Aardsma, Rachel Aardsma, Jennifer (Aardsma) Hall holding Sammy, and Steve Hall
Caleb Aardsma, Helen (Filliol) Aardsma, Timothy Aardsma, Joshua Hall, Katie Hall and Ethan Hall
Margaret (Upton) Aardsma, Evelyn Upton Nesbit
"Five generations" From left to right Back row: My daughter, Jennifer and my husband Gerald Front row: My mother-in-law Margaret Aardsma, my grandson Joshua, and Margaret's step mother, Evelyn Upton Nesbit. (Evelyn died a few months after this event.)