Family gathers for Christmas pool party

Willieoma (Bleau) Roznowski and the late Clarence John Roznowski have more than 100 family members, including four sons, four daughters and their spouses, 22 grandchildren and their spouses, 31 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

On Dec. 10, 42 of them gathered at the Holiday Express Inn for a Christmas pool party. Because of a snowstorm, 10 members in Michigan could not attend as well as others in Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Texas.

There were five families represented. Besides time in the pool, they enjoyed games, bingo, cards, food and refreshments.

Mary Lou Roznowski got the ball rolling, then it was a family affair. Art and Patti Roznowski supplied the drinks from their store in Cheboygan. Sally and Al Wong brought Trish, an exchange student from Moldava.

Another guest from London, England, came as a friend of Clarence and Robin Roznowski.

Mike and Helen’s son and wife (Robert and Vickie), brought four of Willieoma’s great-great-grandchildren from Alpena.

Willieoma lives in Alpena and is 88 years old.