Friday, October 12, 2012

Robert and Margaret Reunion 2011

 2011 Robert and Margaret Gardiner Reunion notes

Hi, The Robert and Margaret Gardiner Reunion is set!  Here is an update:

A chapel in the Avenues has been reserved for August 12 and 13, 2011!
A 14 minute documentary on the lives of Robert and Margaret will be presented.
There will be a Robert and Margaret Coloring/Pioneer Activity book for the kids.
We'll be playing the Robert and Margaret Gardiner Card Game.
The Robert and Margaret Picture Book is almost finished.
Robert's candy molds may well make an appearance.
We will be instructed in pioneer candy making with vintage candy making equipment.
A checkers tournament is being planned to honor Robert.
Some new pictures and histories of the children of Robert and Margaret have been located and copied.
Many have offered to help with food, displays, get acquainted activities, posters and pioneer crafts.  Thanks.

Mark your calendars!  This could be a once in a lifetime experience!  Kent

P.S. If you would like to help with something please let me know.  We love volunteers.

Hi, I have posted pictures and videos related to the Robert and Margaret reunion:

1.  The Robert and Margaret Video 13 minutes
2.  The Robert and Elizabeth Video (Margaret's parents) 13 minutes
3.  Pioneer Activities  6 minutes
4.  Gardiner Candy 1 minute
5.  Gardiner Candy Molds (Full Version) 10 minutes
6.  Candy machine 1 minute
7.  Carol Davis on Dresses and Turkeys (memories of Hope) 5 minutes
8.  Carol Davis on her father 1 minute
9.  Fred Gardiner home teaches the Hitt boys 1 minute
10.  Robert Gardiner's Death (see the steps he fell down) 1 minute
11.  Ye Banks and Braes played by a Gardiner 1 minute
12.  A Poor Wayfaring Man of Grief sung by a Gardiner 1 minute

Robert and Margaret Gardiner Reunion Schedule of Events
Time: August 12 and 13
Location: Ward Building at  680 East 2nd Avenue, Salt Lake City
Questions: Kent's cell: 661 255-0949

Note: During dinner Friday evening we asking for a donation of $10 per person or $30 per family to cover:
Saturday lunch (Kentucky Fried chicken and corn), refreshments, watermelon, candy and printing costs.


5:00 Dinner and Introductions
Bring your own dinner, dishes and eating utensils
6:15 Gardiner Family Home Evening
Video on the lives of Robert and Margaret
7:15 Games and refreshments

8:00 -   Walk from Chapel at 680 E 2nd Avenue and Graveside visit 
Meet at the church and walk 10 minutes to City Cemetery
9:00-11:30 Pioneer activities
Pioneer trail life activities presented by Pioneer Heritage Company
11:30 - Slideshow 
The lives of Margaret's parents, Robert and Elizabeth Stewart
12:00 - Lunch
1:00 -   Group pictures and Cotton Candy
1:30 - 2:00  Candy making Demo
See Robert's molds and machines and see how the molds were used
2:00 - 3:30 Watermelon
Enjoy a watermelon bust outside in the shade
3:30 - 4:30 Teen and Children Activities, Adult Meeting on Family History
4:30 -    Closing and Cleanup
Many hands make light work
5:30 - Dinner at Chuck-A-Rama (Optional) about a mile away.
744 East, 400 South, Salt Lake City

We saw a video on Margaret's parents lives.

We visited Robert and Margaret's grave:


We did ancestor puzzles:

Custom puzzles from
 We saw how Robert made his candy.


Pioneer activities short version

Long version

We played a  Gardiner Card guessing game:

With 48 cards: (examples below)
 Some worked in the Robert and Margaret coloring book: