Kirkpatrick Reunion August 1998 - Olema, California
Bagpiper A highlight of the 1998 Scott/Kirkpatrick reunion was a gift to the family by Shirley Inman, who hired a bagpiper to come and play for us. He played 3 numbers, then accompanied us as we sang Amazing Grace. He then marched out to Scotland the Brave. It was a nice way to start the afternoon's festivities.  

Below: Cousins Carolyn ("Peach") Tucker and Shirley Inman.... Peach wears a Kirkpatrick tartan hat, which Shirley bought for her. 

Peach & Shirley

After an afternoon of munching hors d'oeuvres, the family gathered for a program. The people celebrating birthdays were honored, Cousin Bruce Broderick and his wife Eileen, who were married at last year's reunion, danced an anniversary dance, and then Uncle Bill O'Donnell, married to Aunt Barb, was made an official blood relative and crowned King for a day. 

Bill gets crowned

For the first time we gathered the 50-60 of us who had come from Michigan, Arizona, Alaska, and Nevada for this reunion, and took one big family portrait. 
  The Scott/Kirkpatrick family

Bill and Barb 
The king and his queen (who switched hats) reigned for the rest of the day.  In the evening, there was a barbecue and dancing to the Macarena and YMCA.  People at the next campground turned their chairs to face ours and enjoy the show.   A wonderful time was had by all. 

Next year's reunion is back in Olema the second weekend in August.

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