2012 July 30 St. Thomas News
The schedule for the next couple Masses at St. Thomas are Saturdays, August 11th and September 22nd at 5 pm. Father Burns has reserved Christmas mass for us… at St. Thomas!
6 am Mass at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Henderson through the summer.
Sunday, July 29, family of Jim and Mary Jean Halloran and Lyle and Doris Halloran Solie vacationed at Pleasant Pines Resort at Hackensack in Minnesota, last week. Judy Glisczinski joined ‘em. The Solie members came from as far as England, Washington D.C. and Mexico. They fished, went swimming, sunbathing, tubing, shopping, played cards, made crafts and great food, shared and made more great memories. What a wonderful week!
The O’Connell/Burns reunion took place here in St. Thomas on Saturday, August 28th. Family gathered at the St. Thomas Sportsmans Park and at church for Mass. Father James thought about 60 family members... Dick put together a list of names with their ‘dash’ dates, a map of all their Dearly Departed, where they are resting here in the cemetery… and how they are related to Ann O’Connell Burns. He marked the graves as well… Wonderful job, lotta thought... Challenge everyone to try this with their ancestors… send me a copy. Greetings, Mary Ellen O’Connell Morris, always a cheerful smile and gentle hug.
News from Max…Patty Sullivan, her husband Joe Eischens and their kids Nick and Kate spent their summer vacation on a 16 day tour of Europe. Patty is the daughter of Maxine Sullivan and the late George Sullivan of St Thomas. It was a combination school band trip and a family vacation.
Michael T. Sullivan …aka Mickey, a May grad of the U of MN School of Science and Engineering, will be flying to St Louis for a week end conference, part of which will be presented by his employer. Mickey is the son of Maxine Sullivan of St Thomas.
Jim and Mary Walker really entertained this week. Among their guests were Mary's daughter, Andrea and granddaughter, Maxlyn from North Carolina, stayed Tuesday through Sunday at the Walker lake home in Shieldsville. Natash Minar, Jim’s granddaughter from New Prague, joined them, along with Mary's grandson, Mason of Tulsa, Oklahoma, another grandson and granddaughter, Logan and Adie Rodgers from Elk River, and Mary's daughter, Heidi Rodgers of South Minneapolis, her son Berkley Rodgers and his wife, Heather, from Elk River. Jim's daughters, Merrisue Minar from New Prague, Patricia Walker from St. Louis Park, Ann Margaret, husband Matt Hansen and their son, Andrew from Eden Prairie and six of his friends came on Friday. Lots of waterskiing ‘n tubing done by all, Ann and Matt… and of course, Grandpa. Saturday, Jim, Mary, Andrea and Maxlyn attended the Little Log House Threshing and Gas Engine Show in Hasting, then off to a wedding reception for one of Mary's great nephew's in Eden Prairie. Ann, Matt and Andrew ran in the Bun run in Montgomery while Mary's family all met for Lunch in Richfield. Whew!
The Megers have their annual Meger Campout this week, Thursday thru Sunday. They host in “Sibling order.” This year Rick and Lori are hosting at Roberts Lake near Faribault. There are about 70 Megers family members expected.
The Halloran Schoolhouse District 107, on the Pioneer Power Showgrounds, is getting a facelift. It is an Eagle Scout project for a hardworking lad from Lonsdale. It won’t be finished by church dedication time, but he promised to be done before Pioneer Power Showtime.
Lexington Church Dedication at Pioneer Power Showgrounds is August 11th. Open House from 2 to 4, with a program at 4 o’clock…tours, music and a meal. Everybody’s welcome, especially former parishioners and their families.
The 2012 Halloran Reunion is September 9th at Cedar Lake Farm and Park. Bring a dish to pass. Dinner a 12 noon… ‘Halloran time’ that means we eat at 1 o’clock. All family and good friends are welcome.
Jon Burns has finally asked Tami to marry him. Wonderful choice! She’s a keeper and loves living on our St. Thomas homeplace. Their date is November 16, 2012, somewhere in Red Wing, Tami's home town. They’ve been together for 5 years… bout time! 
Great weather, cloudy with a breeze. Great food, the gravy, dumplings ‘n sauerkraut…o-o-h-h, to die for! What a great time at Kolacky Days in Montgomery this weekend…saw so many great folks: Betty Korbel and her Bruzek family, Blanche Zellmer, Theresa and Donnie Hlavac, classmate Mark Katzameyer, haven’t seen him in 45 years… my old boss from USP, Walt Procenko,…Dr. John Berg remembered me as “Mrs. Vlasak”… but he remembered! Fantastic band…cousin Bob Pexa played with the Revivals…loved watching the dancing…Czech dancers…and then saw Lisa Meger out there having genuine fun as she danced with her girls, Ashlind and Kylie. Later, Daddy Bill and Kylie danced to ‘California Sun’ …like no one was watching. Entertainment was never so good!
Happy belated Birthday, Henry! Henry Tuck…the 29th of July.
Happy Birthday, Bill. On August 3rd, Bill Meger … 40!
Good job fillin’ in for grateful Dad, Sam, an announcer Dad with no voice, time to hit ‘em up for a raise… Sam Goetzinger, one generation from St. Thomas.
That’s all, folks. Have a good one.