The Peter and Gertrud Klopp Family Project

Reflections on Life, Family and Community

Summer 2016 – Part II

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Action-packed Visit by our Son Richard and our Grandchildren Mateo, Azure and Emeline

Klopp Family Chart I – IV & V

Richard and his Children Spending Happy Hours at the Beach

Richard and his Children Spending Happy Hours at the Beach

A week after our family reunion on Galiano Island (see previous post) Richard and his children dropped in for a month-long visit. There were many joyful moments, such as horsing around with the grandchildren on our yard and at the beach, picking beans with Azure, appreciating and praising Mateo’s daily progress weeding in the garden, playing board games like Agricola and Settlers of Catan, watching Richard’s creative works of statue building, chatting with our visitors from Montreal, just to name a few of the highlights.

Opa pulling his Granddaughters across our Yard

Opa pulling his Granddaughters across our Yard

Richard and Emeline Relaxing in Mateo's Hammock

Richard and Emeline Relaxing in Mateo’s Hammock

One of many of Richard's Creation at the Beach

One of many of Richard’s Creations at the Beach

All dressed up for the Nakusp Medieval Days

All dressed up for the Nakusp Medieval Days

Splashing Contest with Biene at Taite Creek

Splashing Contest with Biene at Taite Creek

Azure and Emeline Eating a Snack on our Deck

Azure and Emeline Eating a Snack on our Deck

Mateo teaching his sister Azure a Board Game

Mateo teaching his Sister Azure a Board Game

Yet, there were also stressful times caused by the unfortunate timing of the visit that coincided with the impending demolition of our home, which had given us warmth and shelter for the past 40 years. I had to focus on moving furniture into make-shift shelters, and on planning and preparing for the new modular home, which our son Michael had ordered to be built for our golden years.

Biene swimming at an Island Beach

Biene swimming at an Island Beach

When things were at times too hectic and chaotic with the daily household routines, I often took my wife for a canoe ride so we could relax for a couple of hours at a lonely beach of a small island near the Needles ferry terminal.

9 thoughts on “Summer 2016 – Part II

  1. Bun Karyudo

    I’m glad to hear that you had a great time with Richard and his family. I can imagine how having it take place while your house was being demolished might have been a little stressful at times, though. Taking a relaxing canoe trip from time to time sounds like a good idea. 🙂

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    1. Peter Klopp Post author

      Thank you, Bun, for your insightful comment! My wife and I have been living in a small travel trailer for the past six weeks. Our new modular home will arrive on October 17. And the nights are getting colder brrrr!

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