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This week-end I wish I could be in East Central Iowa to gather with family for the last Mitchell Cousin Reunion. The next best thing is sharing a few pictures. I have many memories and I wish a great day for all my family, those present and those like me who cannot be there.

A couple of years ago some of my cousins sent me information about how their family enjoyed butter horn rolls made from a recipe from my mother. One particular family enjoyed the rolls almost weekly as a week end treat. This picture shows a cousin preparing the rolls for her family. If possible I will try to repost the story about recreating the rolls this past year.

We cousins have so many precious ties and each of us with our children, spouses, parents, grandparents and great-grandparents and the many grandchildren and great-grandchildren have had special experiences we have shared. I want to thank all of these cousins and their families for the good times and caring they have shared with me and my family.

The red brick church pictured above is where the clan will gather. Both sets of my great-grandparents on my father’s side founded this church. The original families came to North Tama County from Scotland, many via Canada in the 1860’s and 1870’s, pioneering on the lush prairies of that area.

Today I salute those who are gathering as well as all the family members who have gone before. So many stories, so much courage!

To blog readers, thanks for sharing a few of my family notes, and enjoy your families. Most families are filled with all kinds of stories!