Finally back from my Kansas odyssey. After I enjoyed the Harden Family Reunion, I spent a few days with my dad in northwest Arkansas and a day at Eureka Springs. I took some pretty good photos, I think and will provide a link to my photos on Flickr, so anyone can download them in the large size or email them to others. I think you can even order prints, if you want them.
So, on the Fourth of July we began by meeting at the Protection cemetery to view the gravesites of our loved ones passed on. It was quite warm and sunny, and there were ants, but it was good to meet up with folks we hadn't seen for so long.
More photos to follow later as I upload them...
Here's the marker for my great-grandparents, Paul and Florence Harden.
Here's Maryl and her kids, Landra and Jared.
Here's Larry and Alice, looking young as ever, and Dan and Ruth, Willis and I think Jeff off in the background.
My aunt Sandy, with Uncle Dan and Maureen Herd.
Dan and Maureen.
Nicholas and Dalen got to meet each other and seemed to hit it off right away.
Here's Nicholas with his grandpa Dan, and Dalen, who is Sandy's grandson.
Myron Harden with his sister, Ronda.
Myron and Keith are the sons of Ray Harden.
Ray and Mary and their grandkids. From left, Nathan, Mary, Ray, Landra, Grant, David and Jared. (Thanks to Paul Robert, for the names.)
Here's my Uncle Don (right), in glorious technicolor, with his Uncle Ray.
We didn't quite let these boys go off into the sunset...
If anyone else has some photos they'd like to send me for the blog, you can email me at jprather at my duke.edu address. (Trying to avoid spam.)