Noble Family Reunion
Westfield, MA

Day 2 
September 29, 2002


Day two of the family reunion began Sunday morning with everyone assembling in the hotel lobby.  From there we boarded the bus, and headed off to the First Congregational Church in Westfield.  They had a coffee service for us, and reserved the front pews for us.  It was a very nice service.  From there we headed for Noble View, which is now a nature and hiking preserve maintained by the Appalachian Mountain Club.  Lunch followed at the School Street Bistro, and then we toured the historic Dewey house.  The group then went to Stanley Park.  Some members went to tour the Mathew Noble/Hannah Denny house, and others visited the beautiful gardens in the park.   I visited the gardens.    A barbeque chicken dinner followed, and appreciation awards were given out to Bob Dewey, Ralph Cortis, and Carol Benner who justly deserved them.  Donna Shoemaker Pratt discussed next year's reunion to be held in August at the Noble Ranch in eastern Arizona at Alpine.  

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In the lobby of the Best Western

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First Congregational Church

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Coffee Service at church

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Nobles - Group Photo

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Noble Spouses
For Captioned version click HERE

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Jack Hotchkiss, Bill Nelson, and Bob Prizio leaving the church

On we go to Noble View.  

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Old Farmhouse at Noble View

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Gary Forish briefs the Nobles on the history of Noble View

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Another view of old farmhouse

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Ralph Cortis gives some more history

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Alan Phelps, Ann & David Bach,
 Bill Nelsen

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Sandy Phelps, Michael Hampton, Alan Phelps

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Ted & Freda Noble, Bob & Patty Prizio, Margaret & Bill Nelsen

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Old Barn and the Nobles

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Dog at Noble View

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West Springfield from Noble View

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Upper cabins

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Food preparation area

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Dining Area

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Back of Fireplace. Note date on wall.

From Noble View it was on to lunch at the School Street Bistro.

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School Street Bistro

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Arriving School St Bistro

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Ann and David Bach

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Bill & Margaret Nelsen

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Bob & Patty Prizo

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Jeanne & Ralph Cortis

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Alice Morse, Michael Hampton

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Alice Hotchkiss, H Clinton Noble, 
Alice Morse

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Philip, Jack & Alice Hotchkiss

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Jack Hotchkiss

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Freda & Ted Noble

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Bob, Carol. and Bill Benner

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Fred Sackett, Huck Lamb

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Rick & Sharon Eaton

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Betty Noble Grudnowski and Rick Eaton

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Grace Kneil, Wallace Grudnowski

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Alan & Sandy Phelps

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Jed & Betty White

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George Eroz (our bus driver)

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John & Dorothy Baker

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Donna Pratt

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Ron & Melanie Kuhnel

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Betty White, Alan Phelps, Ralph Cortis, Sandy Phelps, Donna Pratt

The historic Dewey house was the next stop.

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The Dewey House

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Sign at front door

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National Register of Historic Places

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The Historic Dewey House

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Donna Pratt inspects fireplace

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Kitchen fireplace and utensils

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Fireplace (note hole in back)

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Spinning Wheel

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Unique hand cut lath (For lath and plaster)

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Old Chimney

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Freda and Ted Noble

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Ted Noble and Jed White

So with all this wonderful weekend almost behind us we headed off to our barbeque at Stanley Park.  Some of the group went to visit the Mathew Noble/Hannah Denny house, while others visited the park.   For the photos of the Mathew Noble/Hannah Dewey House (photos courtesy of Patty Prizio) click HERE.

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Arriving at the Pavilion

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The Stanley Park Pavilion

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Waiting for map of the park
(Bill Benner, Freda & Ted Noble, Carol Benner, Melanie Kuhnel)

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Freda & Ted Noble, Melanie Kuhnel, Carol Benner

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Duck Pond

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My goodness...that's a lot of food!!

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Tom & Grace Kneil (on left), Tom and Alice Hotchkiss (on right), Philip Hotchkiss (partially hidden), Fred Sackett, Michael Hampton (in back)

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George Eroz, Alan  & Sandy Phelps, Donna Pratt

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Alice Hotchkiss, Tom Kneil, Philip Hotchkiss, Fred Sackett (partially hidden) Michael Hampton

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David Bach gives Bob Dewey a thank you gift for arranging the weekend

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Thanks go to Ralph Cortis who did a fantastic job as our guide

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Carol Benner accepts a well deserved thank you gift from Michael Hampton

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Thank you Carol Benner!!

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Donna Pratt tells of the 2003 Reunion to be held in Arizona

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