Stone Mountain 2007
submitted by David
Photos by David Jones
Marilyn Baumeister hosted the tent. Jim Logan provided
much of the
paraphernalia and banners, a secret host entertained [see below where
we reveal the secret!]
Will and Marilyn Baumeister
Bob Waugh [Don's brother], Pam Lorens, Don Waugh
Bob Waugh's kids catching a quick rest...
Jennifer, Evan, Ian
Will and Heard Baumeister
Srah Givens in concert...
Sarah is a Youth Member and recipient of a clan scholarship. She played
for us on Sunday morning, despite the cool temperature in the shade
because she had been busy competing Saturday [she won!] and was to
participate later Sunday at the har[p demonstrations. We all
appreciated the lovely sound and were treated to both traditional tunes
and one of Sarah's own compositions!
... watched by Marilyn, Heard and Will Baumeister, Pam
Lorens and Becky
Sarah, Becky and Emily Givens
Dwan Hightower is Clan
Southeastern Convener, a published author, a publisher, and a good
friend whom Ann and I met when Dwan had "retired" for a while and
lived in our part of Florida.
Dwan's guidance, Clan Guthrie has
won the "Best Tent" twice at Stone Mountain HG.
During Saraah's concert, Dwan dropped by and was surprised
and impressed with our concert.
So, a bit later, I couldn't resist the temptation to drop by Dwan's
tent and ask if I could attend their conceret! Dwan admitted, "You got
* * *
FLASH BULLETIN!! * * *
Santa Discovered to be a MacLennan
Stone Mountain, GA, October 2007 -
surely one of the best kept secrets, but we have now confirmed the
amazing discovery... Santa is a MacLennan!
Consistent with our emphasis on Youth, we'll be sure to put our Youth
Coordinator in touch with Santa. However, we noticed that Santa
MacLennan, in true clan tradition, appeals to youth of all ages.
Vicky Gilgrist & Santa Maclennan
And he even brought his family
to the Games again this year.
Center seated - Charles H. McLendon, Jr. (Santa Maclennan)
Now, the USA branch of the Clan have made quite a startling
and significant addition to Clan lore...
After several years I have become known as
the 'Highland Games Santa' for the Stone Mountain Games
This is the second year in a row that Santa has had three generations
Of his family present for the games.
Santa is holding his grandson, Grant (4 weeks old)
Standing beside him - his grandson, Wyatt (born in December of
Standing behind Santa from right to left:
Santa's son, Charles H. McLendon, III; next is Santa's wife, Gena
McMillan McLendon; next my son's wife, Tiffany McLendon; next my
daughter Jenny Bishop and her husband, Cliff Bishop ( his first time to
the gathering of the clans)
Hope this will be helpful and a fun note for the paper.
[Author's Note: Yes, Santa, most fun and helpful! Thank you!]
Over in Scotland, Chief Ruairidh lives almost on the shore of Loch
Ness... perhaps if he were to observe diligently during one of his
walks along the shore, he might be able to add to Clan fame by making a
significant discovery in connectin with 'Nessie - the elusive Loch Ness
Visitors from Afar!
James and Carol Logan, Pittsburgh, PA
Their trip of about 700 miles to be with us is actually
about the same
as that of Don Waugh and Pamela Lorens who traveled 700 miles from
The rest of us on the Executive each traveled about 300
miles - Marilyn
and Jim Logan from South Carolina, Dale Young from Tennessee,
and myself from a closer part of Florida. If
Colleen had made it, her trip would have been 1500 miles!
Getting ready for the Sunday noon parade of Clans
Over 100 clans were represented on the field by some 600 people
Since there were 30 bands massed on the field Saturday with over 500
musicians, it's no wonder the Clan parade is done separately!
Front L to R: Carol Logan, Heard Baumeisiter, Marilyn Baumesiter
Back L to R: David Jones, Don Waugh, Will Baumeister, James Logan