50th Anniversary

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50 GOLDEN YEARS The Story of : Renate Elisabeth Paula Voelkel and James Fording Davis, Jr.

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Once upon a time, a handsome man from Ellicottville, NY joined the army… Our story starts in 1958

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he traveled to a land far, far away and at the West End Bar in Frankfurt, Germany met a beautiful young woman named Renate… … and then met her daughter, Reni 1959

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Meeting some of her family…

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October 15, 1960 The Golden Years Begin...

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Reni was our flower girl!

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Our new home: Thalmannstrasse 12 Moerfelden, Germany 1960

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Vacationing in Heidelberg 1961

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Jackie is born! and the living room “explodes” October 27, 1961

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New Year’s Eve

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1962

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the Davis Family welcomes us Evergreen Acres Ellicottville, NY September 1962

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Living on base - Aberdeen Proving Grounds 1963

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El Paso, Texas Renate & girls stay with Ulla & Ken

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We move to Dundalk, MD 1964

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A visit to 37 William St. East Randolph, NY

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The girls before Jim leaves for Korea 1965

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Jim in Seoul, Korea 1965 - 1966

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While Jim’s in Korea… Papa comes to visit Winter hits Baltimore

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1966

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We move to Woodrow Place in Cheektowaga, NY

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We move again… 253 Stevenson Blvd. Eggertsville, NY 1967

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Visiting Dorit & Bob in New Hampshire 1968

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1969

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Florida 1970

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Reni leaves for Germany 1971

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1972

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We moved to: 399 Sunset Dr. Hamburg, NY 1973

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Check out the wallpaper 1974

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the Great white hunter! 1975

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The Blizzard of 1976 1976 Jim & Duchy staying comfy & warm

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Reni & Kim Archibald’s Wedding November 26, 1977

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Patti comes for a visit 1978

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1979

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Christmas 1980

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1981

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We meet our 1st grandchild Rebekha Jean Archibald 1982

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4 Generations Picking Mama up in Toronto

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Rebekha visits Omi & Opi in Buffalo 1983

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We meet our 1st Grandson 1984 Jonathan James Archibald

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Jackie & Ben Bentley get married on June 1st 1985

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4th of July

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Celebrating in Toronto, Canada October 15, 1985

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Easter in Richmond 1986

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A Davis Family Reunion

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A trip to Stinnett, Texas

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We meet our 2nd Granddaughter Cristine Rene Bentley 1987

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Christmas in Richmond

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Nags Head, NC 1988

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Petterweil, Germany 1989

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Omi meets Stefan

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Nags Head, NC

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We meet our youngest grandchild, for the 1st time ! Ellen Frances Archibald 1990

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Jim made the Buffalo Evening News on Sept. 4th “checking out a hydrogen purifier” 1991

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We meet another grandson for the 1st time ! 1992 Jason Allen Bentley

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New Year’s Eve at The Lorelei Club

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“Ein gutes bier!” at The Weeping Radish Nags Head, NC 1993

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Myrtle Beach, SC Seeing Lee Greenwood in concert 1994

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The Buffalo Zoo

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Another visit to Stinnett, Texas 1995

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Celebrating Opi’s birthday at Myrtle Beach, SC

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Renate & the girls attend Katina & Bryan Brock’s Wedding April 20th in Dallas, Texas 1996

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Great-Grandma Davis’ birthday party

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Disney World Orlando, Florida 1997

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The Holidays in Hamburg, NY and Erie, PA

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1998 “Grizzly” Davis and his brothers, Rod and John

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Another trip to Texas 1999

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Chesterfield, VA The Holidays

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Happy New Millennium Day 2000

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“cuttin’ the rug” in Cancun celebrating Rebekha’s High School Graduation

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El Paso, Texas 2001

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on to Amarillo, Texas

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Niagara Falls – Maid of the Mist 2002

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Christmas in Indiana

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Jim the “Gentleman Farmer” 2003

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Christmas in Buffalo

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Christmas in Indiana, again 2004

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We retire to 445 Easy Living Dr. Las Cruces, NM October 2005

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Rebekha visits us 2006

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Our girls visit us

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Jim’s new Caddy

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Moni & Herbert visit us More company…

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We travel to Virginia for Rebekha & Eric Shaw’s Wedding Aug. 18th 2007

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2008 December 29th Jason & Tarah Bentley get married

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Elly comes for a visit 2009

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A visit to Amarillo, Texas Lucy’s first long trip 2010

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CelebratingThe "First" 50 Years

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our Daughters

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Renate Ulla Monika Schwaiger Davis Archibald "Reni" Born--May 18,1956

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March 12, 1962 Renate Ulla Monika Schwaiger becomes Renate Ulla Monika DAVIS

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Das kleine Deutsche Madchen Scout’s honor Graduated from Windemere Elementary 1965 1966 1968

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May 31, 1972 Reni becomes a citizen of the U.S.

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Amherst Central Senior High School Graduate June 1974

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Reni marries Kim Archibald November 26, 1977

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GO BILLS!

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Patricia Elly Dorit Schwaiger Danker Born-December 1, 1958 "Patti"

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1976 1978 1981

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July 13, 1985 Patricia Schwaiger weds Christian Danker

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1989 2006

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Jacqueline Ann Davis Bentley "Jackie" Born: October 27, 1961

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1962 in Ellicottville, NY 1963 in Aberdeen, MD

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Riding Maachah East Randolph, NY 1969

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1967 1974

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June 24, 1979 Hamburg Central Senior High School Graduate

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1980 Jackie joins the Army

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1985 June 1st Jackie and Ben Bentley get married

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our Grandchildren

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Rebekha Jean Archibald Shaw Born: August 11, 1982

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4 months old 1 year old

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Riding the school bus Our little cowgirl

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Clover Hill High School Marching Band Riding Camp 1996

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June 15, 2000 Graduated from the Math & Science High School of Clover Hill High

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Indiana University Varsity Crew Team Rebekha is the Coxswain Rebekha

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May 8, 2004 Graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology

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August 18, 2007 Rebekha & Eric Shaw’s Wedding

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Dr. Eric Shaw graduated from Medical College of Virginia in Pediatrics Rebekha Shaw graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Master’s Degree in Environmental Science May 2008

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Foster & his proud parents!

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Jonathan James Archibald Born: November 27, 1983 "Jon"

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1986 Having fun in Omi & Opi’s pool! Jon’s 1st hair cut

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1999 1995

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1997 at Wrigley Field in Chicago

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June 2001 Graduated from:

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2005 In front of Jon’s dorm at Edinboro University

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May 10, 2008 Bachelor of Arts Degree

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2007 Jon and Crystal

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Cristine Rene Bentley Born: December 21, 1986 "Cristie"

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1987 March 25th January 23rd August

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Cristie’s First Horse 1989

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Oct. 1988 Jan. 1990 Oct. 1990

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September 1992 1994

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More horses! 1996 1997

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1997

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1998 1999 2002

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2005 Graduated from Tascosa High School

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2010 Tyler, Cristine, and Angel Cristine and Honey

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Cristie at college

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Stefan Danker Born: 1988

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November 1989

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1990

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1998 1995

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Competition Rock Climbing 2008 1st Place Deutsche Kletter-Cup 2009 Deutscher Bouldercup

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Jason Allen Bentley Born: November 25, 1989

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1990 1991 1993 1994

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1997

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We do a little traveling... in 1997 we go to Disney World in Florida with Omi in 1998 we go to Niagara Falls with Omi & Opi

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1999 2002 2004

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Dirt Biking Jason’s 1st dirt bike 2003 2005 Trophy Winner

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May 29, 2008 Graduated from Bushland High School

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2008 Jason joins the Air Force

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December 29, 2008 Jason & Tarah Bentley’s Wedding

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2010 Jason & Tarah expecting in early 2011. We will finally be GREAT-GRANDPARENTS!

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Ellen Frances Archibald "Elly" Born: April 15, 1990 Easter Sunday

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1991 1993 1994

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1995 Easter Pre-School Graduation

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1996 1997 1998

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Sledding at Chestnut Ridge 1999

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1996 - Cheerleading 2000 - Soccer

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The lap of luxury, “This is what I was born for!”

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2007

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Elly Graduates from High School June 5, 2008

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Elly Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority at Edinboro University Homecoming October 2009

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Happy 50th Anniversary Renate and Jim Mom and Dad Omi and Opi Sister and Brother-in-law Brother and Sister-in-law Aunt and Uncle Friend We Love You!

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MUSIC Remember When by Alan Jackson A Summer Place by Percy Faith Unforgettable by Nat King Cole/duet with Natalie Cole In my Daughter’s Eyes by Martina McBride Moonlight Serenade by Samy Goz

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CREDITS Digging through boxes of pictures....Renate Archibald Organization of pictures….Renate Archibald Research of dates to go with pictures….Renate Archibald Computer tutorial for Renate Archibald….Joel Archibald Scanning & inserting pictures….Renate Archibald Financial officer….Kim Archibald Music compilation….Trenholm Archibald Transfer of presentation to DVD….Joel Archibald

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