50th Wedding Anniversary at Loon Lake

My husband, John Plocher, and Paul and I traveled to Loon Lake, Wisconsin, last week to celebrate John’s parents’ 50th wedding anniversary. We spent the week on a variety of boats and enjoying family in the 75-year-old cottage. There were 9 grandchildren (ages 17 to 3: Micah, Paul, Nathaniel, Gabriel, Leah, Malachai, Zacharias, Isaiah, and Mashayla) who chased caterpillars and crawdads, went fishing with Grandpa, played cards and boardgames and went swimming as often as possible. We missed my daughter Jessica who has an internship this summer in Washington, D.C. The grownups cooked and cleaned, fixed up the cottage, and drove the boats. John and I paddled the canoe from Loon Lake, through a beaver dam, across Washington Lake, to Shawano Lake and back.

This year on Osprey Island in the middle of Loon Lake were one nesting pair of Loons, two pair of Ospreys, and one pair of Bald Eagles plus a blue heron, mallard ducks, and uncountable songbirds. The loons sang to us all night.

three loons, Loon Lake Wisconsin<br /> photo: copyright 2009 John Plocher

Presenting the Silver Tray
Presenting the Fiftieth Anniversary Silver Tray to Naomi Voecks Plocher and Rev. David Plocher, 50th Wedding Anniversary<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson
. Proud Mom, 3 Sons
Naomi Voecks Plocher, John Plocher, Marty Plocher, Rev. Jim Plocher<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson
50th Anniversary Cake
50th Anniversary Cake<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson
. White water lily
White water lily, Loon Lake, Wisconsin<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson
Naomi and grandkids in the lake
Naomi Voecks Plocher and grandkids, Loon Lake, Wisconsin<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson
. Loon Lake Sunset
Sunset, Loon Lake, Wisconsin<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson
John playing
John playing, Loon Lake, Wisconsin<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson
. Micah with John’s hat
Micah with John's hat, Loon Lake, Wisconsin<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson
Paul tubing behind the speedboat
Paul tubing behind the speedboat, Loon Lake, Wisconsin<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson
. Grandkids in a row
Grandkids in a row, Loon Lake, Wisconsin<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson
Bald Eagle with 2 babies in nest
Bald Eagle with 2 babies in nest, Loon Lake, Wisconsin<br /> photo: copyright 2009 John Plocher
. Loon Lake Cottage
Loon Lake Cottage, Loon Lake, Wisconsin<br /> photo: copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson

Images Copyright 2009 Katy Dickinson and John Plocher

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