Since the Miller Family Reunion took place last weekend in Chadron and Whitney, we've had a chance to visit with a few folks who attended -- and others who weren't able to be with us.
Then a few days ago, we received a note from cousin Debra Derrick Marsh in Anchorage, Alaska, who said she missed being able to attend the reunion and acknowledged that the "the distance between us and the States sadly makes it difficult to be a part of family events."
|Thanks to Deb Marsh of Anchorage for sharing this family photo. In the back row (l-to-r) are:|
Deb's parents, Dick and Kathy Derrick, lived in Alaska for many years before returning to the states. Deb and her family remain in Alaska, as does her brother Rik. Sister Dori and family -- from Rapid City -- were able to participate in the reunion. Perhaps next gathering, we'll have them all!
Deb was also kind enough to send along information about Rik, who returned to Alaska in 2004 after living in Colorado area for several years. She says he's "loving every minute of it!" Working as a night manager for a local Safeway store allows him to enjoy his days in the outdoors -- especially hiking and rock climbing.