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Snapshot: News-Sentinel readers rate their vacations Four generations celebrate 60th wedding anniversary

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Posted: Friday, August 19, 2011 7:52 am

Who went: Alvin and Shirley Holley; Cindy Holley; Kerry and Becky Holley; Jennifer, Dallas, Addie, Wesley, Millie and Sadie Holley; Erin, Josh, Roxanne and Megan Holley.

The trip: Alvin and Shirley Holley celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 15 with a reception at their church, which included a gathering of friends and family. The celebration continued in June with the family renting a houseboat on Lake Shasta. There were 15 family members ranging from ages seven months to 82 years. The hardest part was getting all of the gear, food and water onto the boat. The next hardest part was getting so many people settled on board since there was not much extra space.

The Holley’s son and son-in-laws were the navigators, with the little ones helping. They explored the lake and found just the right place to secure the boat. Several fished while others floated on smaller boats or tubes. Several swam after jumping off the deck. There was a slide on the top deck. It was a lot of fun for everyone. The family caught a lot of fish, including one large trout from the shore.

Most of the meals were prepared by Holley’s daughter-in-law. One of the highlights was watching a video made from movies of the family from 45 years ago. It was a wonderful way to celebrate with the whole family. If you enjoy the water, it is the perfect vacation.

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