Noble 2005 Family Reunion
Westfield and Amherst, MA
August 12-13, 2005
The 2005 Noble family reunion was held again in Massachusetts, in the towns of Westfield and Amherst. . This is the third time in the past four years the reunion has been held this area. Family members began to arrive at 8:45 AM on Saturday in front of the Westfield library. At 9 o'clock everyone went into the library basement conference room. Old friends met new friends and the next half hour was taken up with getting acquainted. Carol Benner, our reunion coordinator, had done her usual wonderful job with name tags and binders for everyone. A business meeting was held with discussions of future reunions, and the election of officers for the Noble-Warriner Family Association. It was agreed that the 2006 reunion would be in Iowa in late July or early August.. Ron Kuhnel then gave a photo presentation of a recent trip he and Melanie Kuhnel had taken to Egypt earlier this year. After this we departed for Stanley Park and had a picnic lunch in this beautiful setting. After a great meal, with only one pesky bee this year, everyone adjourned for the short trip to Amherst to visit the Jones Library and research the papers of Lucias Boltwood, the author of the definitive genealogical work on the Noble Family. We were provided the opportunity to examine his original research papers, and a number of members were able to obtain valuable genealogical data. From there we proceeded to dinner at the Royal Buffet. Day 2 consisted of a trip to Noble View where we had a presentation by Gary Forish, then a group photo was taken (click HERE for that photo), a visit to a nearby cemetery where some Nobles are buried, and on to lunch and dinner engagements where much socializing was done. Photos of the reunion follow.
Following are photos of the picnic in Stanley Park, everyone meeting at the Westfield Library to begin the second day, and the trip to Noble View.
The road to Noble View starts here in Westfield
From Noble View we went to a small cemetery where some Nobles are buried. Then we had lunch at the Russell Inn and after some free time we had dinner at Take Five in Feedings Hills.