Merrill Goodrich Family "Outing"
"Potluck in the Park"
Many Merrill Goodrich family members attended a potluck
Day Outing on Saturday, August 4th, in the Spokane Finch Arboretum Park. It was a great day, and many family members were able to renew old friendships. Those families represented were: John & Jan Goodrich & grandchildren, Scott Goodrich, Michelle Goodrich, Roy & Dana Nash, including Jesse and Amber and their son Carl, Jim & Virginia Goodrich, Ben and Amy Mason, Hope Smith & Chris, and Wayne & Pat Gander.
Thank you for taking from your busy schedules to be with extended family members on this special occasion. Attendance at these family gatherings are obviously valuable in our staying connected, strengthening family ties, and in creating a greater feeling of love and comradery among us.
Little Carl had a great time exchanging pleasantries and investigating new things to do. He is surely a cute little boy with much energy. Haley and her cousin consumed much of their energy running all over the park. Jan's grandson reached some spectacular heights climbing the many trees. Other family members enjoyed sitting in the shade and visiting in a relaxed atmosphere, including observing the beauty within the park.
It is nice that Roy and Dana Nash are now living here in Spokane, along with some of their children. Now that they are settled in, we look forward to seeing more of all of them. Roy is a metallurgist working for Kaiser Aluminum.
John and Jan spent a wonderful summer traveling throughout the country. They visited many of the presidential libraries and civil war memorials, among other places of interest.
Wayne & Pat will be moving into a beautiful new facility on Evergreen just north of Broadway in Spokane Valley as soon as it is completed, probably sometime in September. They will enjoy visits from family and friends.
We will look forward to getting together again in the not too distant future. If anyone has a suggestion for a similar occasion (restaurant or an evening of the arts) please send us the details with information regarding a date and place, and we will be happy to coordinate it with other family members.