Judging from the photos received from Bennett Whipple, it looks like the Georgia Whipples had a fun time at last month's reunion! Thank you, Bennett, for sharing! ( ... and for making us all wish that we could have been there ...)
In the photo below, Friday arrivals greet each other on the piazza at the Hampton Inn's pool: (l-r) Field Whipple, Milledgeville; Steve Whipple, Atlanta; Jean Michel and Laura (Whipple) Troussé, Canton, Ga.; Elli Frost and her grandmother, Jennifer (Whipple) Whiddon, Dublin, Ga.; Nona and Bennett Whipple, Big Canoe, Ga., and in the far background, Anne (Whipple) Alderman Murphey of Macon, the reunion organizer.
The photogenic Whipple girls (below) from Milledgeville, daughters of Rhonda and Miles Dillard Whipple of Milledgeville, (l-r) Kellie, 8th grade, and Kaitlin, 12th grade, Georgia Military College Prep School, and Kristen, in her senior year at the University of Georgia.
The pool's the place to be for these Whipple cousins: (l-r) Nicholas Troussé, Mary Lynn Whipple, Madeleine Troussé, Penelope Abellera and Eli Abellera, having a camera-shy moment.
Saturday on the Beach (l-r) Cheryl Whipple, Katie Whipple, Nona Whipple, Fielding Alderman and Jean-Michel Troussé.
The "Whipple Five" entertained Saturday night in the Hampton Lounge, with Guy Ingram on the trash can bongo, Steve Whipple, Colton Alderman, and Field Whipple on guitars, and Fielding Alderman on the Harmonica, one of twelve in his collection.
Faithfully wearing his Bulldog cap, Ken Whidden, UGA defensive lineman on the 1966 Cotton Bowl team, with his wife Jennifer and their grandson Levi Scott Whiddon.
Harriett Whipple visits with her daughter, Ann (Whipple) Taylor, and grandchildren, Josie (5) and Jackson (8) of Gray, Ga.
The historic Jekyll Island Club Hotel, scene of the Sunday luncheon.
Laura (Ingram) Lashley and Mark Lashley of Atlanta ran the registration table for the luncheon, assisting Jonathan Alderman, Macon, who helped with the arrangements.
The family gathered in the hotel's ballroom for the Sunday luncheon to celebrate Fielding's 89th birthday. From the left, Harriet and Fielding Whipple, Mel Gates Whipple of Vidalia, Ga., who celebrates her 100th birthday in September; Anne (Whipple) Murphey, Macon; and Nona and Bennett Whipple, Big Canoe, Ga.
The honoree, Fielding Dillard Whipple, Sr. stands with his son, Field, and wife Harriett seated at the table.
After the luncheon, most of the crowd squeezed onto the hotel's portico steps for the family's keepsake reunion picture. (Photo by Katie Whipple)