Oesterling Family Reunion


I didn’t get an invitation this year, but my sources say that the Oesterling Family Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 17, 2014 at Butler Memorial Park. I remember a few of these reunions from when I was kid. I think we had to stop going to them because I was such a misbehaver…
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October Means It’s Time For Soup!


Every year, the first weekend in October, Grandma Kradel invited everyone out to the house for the last official picnic of the year – the annual Soup Picnic. She’d make a big pot of her homemade (of course it was homemade!) vegetable soup, which actually had beef and beef broth in with the vegetables. It…
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There Must Be A Picnic

It’s Sunday. Picnics always happen on Sundays. After church, or not, everyone piles into the car and makes their way to Grandma’s house. Sunday afternoons spent with Sisters, Cousins, Dad, sometimes Mom, Aunts, Uncles, Great-Aunts, Great-Uncles, Dad’s Cousins who are my Cousins too, Grandma, Grandpa, Great-Grandma, Great-Grandpa, and for a few short picnics in my…
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Picnic Food: Potato Salad


Potato Salad is a must include for any family gathering or picnic. There are many variations on the potato salad theme, but this recipe is pretty much how my Mom made it when we were kids. She may have added chopped cucumber as well, but it’s not in the salad in the picture above. Potato…
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Picnic Food: Egg Salad


Egg Salad didn’t show up often but it was greatly appreciated when it did. This is another recipe that appreciates that jar of Miracle Whip. Egg Salad For Two Ingredients: 4 Eggs, hard boiled 2 big tablespoons or so of Miracle Whip A dash of Salt A lot of Black Pepper (to taste) Directions: Hard…
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