This was the first and only year that
the families, when both were in town,
were not together for Thanksgiving.

On June 23, 1971, Sigrid Elise and Brita Kristina were born.
The Hultgren and the Thompson grandparents,
as well as two Thompson cousins, came to celebrate Thanksgiving.
The Wilmsens decided that four more people would simply be too
many guests for the day; hence, they politely made other plans.

Steven was the first born of the families and marked the
beginning of a long tradition. Now, nine years later,
Sigrid and Brita, destined to be the youngest in that generation,
make their appearance.