BRANCH — Once again the annual Carr Settlement Reunion was a success. Although there was a last minute problem and had no microphone, everyone made the best of it. In spite of that, it was a very pleasant afternoon.

Those who attended visited with friends they haven't seen for a time, enjoyed sharing stories and memories and had a delicious lunch by Kaz Catering. Many went home with terrific door prizes and two lucky winners enjoyed the proceeds of a 50/25/25 drawing. Margaret Burke Baker is nearly 98 and Wilma Bogner is nearly 94 years of age. These ladies graciously shared some of their earlier memories. Several attendees were 80- and 90- plus years-old. Together, there was a lot of wisdom and life lessons in the room.

Attendees from Branch were Roger Beadle; Sam Barnett; Wilma Bogner and her granddaughter, Tammy Bromley; Bruce and Cindy Bosley; Bob Burke; Bruce Burke; Chuck Cole; Bill Cole; Glenna LaPointe and her daughter, Pam Rankin ( of Wellston); Laura McCumber; Skip MacDougall; Ruth Ann McLellen; Roger and Anna Peterson and their 6-month-old grandson, Declan; Dorothy Porenta; Gene and Pat Proue; and Arville Stewart and daughter, Diane Stewart.

Those from the Scottville area were Ellen Chisholm; Ray and Betty Edel; Pearl Hilden; Denny Holden and Rod Merrill.

From the Baldwin are were Gordon and Emily Allison; Nancy Taglliereni; and Robert Rhine Jr.

Custer was represented by Dick McCumber; Martha Sanders; Ellen Shoup; Carol Switkovitz; Louie LaRocque; and Leonard and Laura Tauchus. Doc and Skip McCumber are from Fountain.

The Ludington area attendees were Lorraine Abrahamson; Vickie Anthony; Margaret Baker and daughter, Nancy Baker; Charlie Dietz; Pearl Hilden; Betty Johnston; Ray and Mary Nash; Chic Payne; Sandra Shineldecker; and Bessie Jane Stolcenberg.

Others included Lynn Willcutt and Laurie Hedman, of Muskegon; Esther Cooper, of Frankfort; June Davis, of Chase; Margaret White, Morely; Clint and Mary Lou Cole, Dunlap, Tennessee; Sharon Huizenga, Dunnellon, Florida; Adrian, Jane and Scott Lindsay, of Howard City; Marie Marckini, Delora Wilkins and Holly Rowley, Grand Rapids; Shirley Yeck, Crystal River, Florida; Cynthia Cone, Watkinsville, Georgia; Steve Dice, Hinckley, Ohio; Paul and Linda Hammond, Honor; Donna Neuman, Shelby; and Ron and Elaine Stieg, of LeRoy.

Friends who had passed away since the last gathering were Kathryn Louise Worden Barnett, Doris Louise Hunter Burke, Marjorie E. Taylor Cole, Lester Gordon Peterson, Alta Catherine Mallison Reed, Walt Dietz (2015), Marvin E. Taylor, Goeffrey F. Shrink, Lee Vought, Opal G. Vanas and Joe Kutchinski.

A special thank you to those who volunteered or contributed in any way. Unless plans change, everyone will meet again on the first Monday of August, 2019 at the Scottville Optimist Hall. Anyone is welcome to attend.