Sunday, July 31, 2011

Butler Family Reunion

This past weekend I traveled to Bliss, Idaho for the Butler Family Reunion. The reunion was held at the ranch and many cousins/aunts/uncles from all sides of the Butler family were in attendance. Due to a few things I was only able to attend Friday night and most of Saturday. On Saturday the whole clan ventured out for a family history tour up Clover Creek, where our family originally homesteaded. The day was enjoyable and it made me grateful that I grew up near the ranch. I had been out to Clover Creek several times growing up with Grandpa and hearing all his stories, for many people at the reunion this was their first trip out this way.

The first stop was at the location of the Clover Creek School. Aunt Frances told stories of teaching here when she was a young girl.

One of the next stops was the site of the Clover Creek Homestead, which was started by Pleasant Bassham Butler.

We had several other stops including the Natural Bridges.

Next up we headed to Clover Creek Cemetery where several of our family, including PB and Sarah, are buried.

Our last stop of the day was for lunch up near Dempsey Meadows, then a stop to see the petroglyphs.

After returning to the ranch after the tour we relaxed, played softball and then had a family bbq. It was an enjoyable weekend seeing everyone.