Big Fat Polish Family Reunion - July, 2015

Photos Copyright© Robert L. Vaessen
Photos taken July 4th & 5th, 2015.


On the 4th & 5th of July, 2015 - Kim and I attended a 'Big Fat Polish Family Reunion'

Kim and I attended a 'Big Fat Polish Family Reunion' - Over the 4th of July weekend (in 2015), Kim and I journeyed to the land of polkas, beer brats, potato salad and big hugs - Pulaski, Wi. Kim's uncle Bill & aunt Greta threw a huge (Big - Fat) family reunion party for the Kuchta family (the Kuchta family in America/primarily Wisconsin hails from Polish immigrants). People traveled from all over America to attend this two-day blow-out. Much beer, old-fashioned cocktails, food and love flowed freely on Saturday and Sunday.

Kim and I had a fantastic time with the extended Kuchta family. Thank you to everyone who shared their homes, food and friendship over the last couple of days. We really had a blast and hope that the family tradition will continue with a new generation of hosts. I volunteered to take photos during the family reunion, and it took me a week to sort through the hundreds of photos I took. The amazing thing is, this isn't everyone (Descendents of Alex & Rose Kuchta). There were a lot of people who couldn't make it to the reunion.

I posted the photos on my website in a section where I store all my photos. Unfortunately, all those photos were lost! You can read about that Photo-Gallery disaster on my website. I posted the photos in July of 2015, then in November of 2018, I inadvertantly deleted all the photos on the server. Ever since then, I've been working to recreate those galleries. This time I'm using 'Client-Side' software so that I'm not relying on my server for back-ups. It's taking a long time to recreate all the missing photos, and the photos from this reunion is one of the galleries that I needed to recreate - The good news is, I've completed that task. The photos from the Big Fat Polish Family Reunion have been recreated and reposted. They're once again available online.

In addition to the gallery, I've also posted one group photo from the Kuchta Family reunion. See if you can spot the guy with the crazy blue hair! (Umm, that's me).



To view photos/begin presentation, click on thumbnail stack.
Photo presentation software is Exhibeo 2 v2.0.3 (2092) for the Mac.
All but a couple photos were taken with my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ35.

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