Well, I'll be durned. I got this far.
Check out a few select photos from the 13th annual Tim Heidkamp Memorial Golf Outing. It's too bad so many of George's grandchildren take after him rather than Alice.
Just a note from a bragging father who has finally (with much tutoring) been able to make a posting to the wonderful Heidkamp.com website. Way to go Bernie!!
Once again, I need you all to spread the word to your families. See below for correction on church location:
Memorial Mass for Mary Louise Heidkamp McCall
Saturday, September 9, at 10:30 A.M.
St. Andrew Church in Romeoville, IL (not Bollingbrook)
Gathering following at Aunt Rosemary's house at Carrillon Retirement Community in Plainfield (815-293-3938)
We may call on some help with food in a few days. We know that some of you will have other commitments but we don't want to put this off beyond the one month anniversary of Mary Lou's death.
As the contact on Heidkamp.com since it launched a couple of months ago, it's rare that a day goes by when I don't receive an e-mail from a relative. But a couple of days ago I received an e-mail from someone inquiring about Herb Heidkamp:
I was a 20-year-old salesman for Collier in Phila. Herb was the office manager. That was in '59-'60, I think. Then I joined the Air Force. We have absolutely no connection beyond that. I just happened upon the name while surfing. Herb was a nice guy and ran a good office.
Sorry for my own ignorance (I'm the family webmaster but not the family historian), but which Herb is he referring to?
Does anyone have any digital images from the picnic? We'd all love to see them.
Remember, I'm here to help. Give me a call or an e-mail ...
The Emil & Katharine Heidkamp branch of the Heidkamp family had our 3rd annual picnic on August 19th at the home of Betty & Dan McALeer. They have been gracious enough (and a little nuts) to have it for 3 years now since the larger family picnic ended. 81 Heidkamps (blood and in-laws) came plus two small ringers. It is always fun to throw in several ringers because people think they should know who they are and it confuses everyone.
We had our usual heaping table of appetizers plus brats and hot dogs, salads and desserts. Many people enjoyed the beautiful pool. Jim Osiol (for the second year) and Marty Gollogly won the bean bag toss game. Jim also won the water balloon throwing contest. All that and the fact he is an in-law might prevent him from being invited next year.
We all get together for Thanksgiving every year too but we still don't see enough of each other and it is wonderful to see how the kids are growing and how the old folks are aging gracefully. (Some better than others.) Thank you, Betty & Dan and also to Bernie for giving us a chance to brag.
Best wishes to all who read this. We will see some of you at Mary Lou's Memorial Mass on Sept. 9th.
I love your web site. Glad I could join and be a part. Hope to talk soon and let you know more about us and our part of the Heidkamp family.
Forty seven descendents of Herbert J and Mary Anne Heidkamp gathered from June 24th through June 27th in Racine, WI. The gathering included all twelve of their children and almost all of the spouses and grandchildren. Mary Anne was able to come up for Sunday afternoon along with Aunt Margie, Aunt Rosemary, and Uncle Fran. The reunion was planned around the June 24th wedding of the oldest grandchild, Kendra Heidkamp-Young to Ryan O'Rourke in Milwaukee, WI.
We have been having reunions like this every two years since 1990 alternating for the most part between Chicago area, New England area, and Kentucky/Tennessee area. Right now we have families coming from Alaska, Arizona, and England as well as the other areas. The reunions have been a wonderful opportunity to keep a very extended family up to date with each other and especially to build bonds between the cousins - who range in age from 5 to 29. We anticipate in the near future that there will be more weddings to celebrate as another couple announced their engagement at this reunion.
Mary Anne Heidkamp with her 12 children. Backrow AJ (Boston), Peter (Atlanta), Larry (Nashville), Rita (Fairbanks, AK), Ann (Milwaukee), Mike (Milwaukee), Tony (Phoenix), Mary/Scooter (Chicago). Front Row: Rosie (central Massachusetts), Joanne (Burlington, VT), Mary Anne (Chicago), Martha (Cincinnati), Thomas (Oxford, England) (click on photo for full-size image)
I've just posted two more photo albums to the website. I should warn you, though, that this site will become awfully boring if all you ever see is my family. No offense, Dad, but you're just not that interesting.
The first album includes photos from the trip my Dad and I took to Detroit to see the White Sox lose two to the Tigers. Fans were a little nicer during the second day game -- when these pix were taken. And, despite the obvious fact that Detroit will fade down the stretch, they certainly have the Sox beat in terms of stadium design. Comerica Park is gorgeous -- an amazing example of a stadium welcoming the city around it. If only downtown Detroit itself weren't so drab and depressing ...
The second album includes photos from the Chicago Veggie Bike & Dine ride -- which my Dad, Christine and I attended for the second time. The highlight of this trip -- besides the amazing food -- was most definitely The Wild Leopardz.
FYI: The ride is sponsored by the Chicagoland Bicycle Federation, a great organization worth knowing if you ride at all in the area.
See the top of the right column for more info for intros and links to the latest albums, and see the lower part of the left column for a complete list of all photo albums posted to the site.