Family, Food, Fun

As I mentioned in Friday’s post, Motor Man and I hosted my family reunion Saturday. (And let me just say publicly what a huge help he was to me: hauling chairs and folding tables from our shop and helping me get them set up, arranging set-up of the tent as well as some last minute yard work. )

I have a collection of vintage tablecloths that I like to use on the tables.

A bouquet of fresh flowers (from the Farmers Market, not our yard…) to brighten up the table.

I wish I’d thought to take a picture of all the food…. chicken, ham biscuits, pasta salads, potato salad, deviled eggs, baked beans, roast beef on Hawaiian rolls, hot dogs on the grill, pies, cookies…I’m sure I’m forgetting something. Needless to say, no one left hungry.

Marshall and Motor Man always oblige me when I ask to have a picture taken of us.

We had a few cousins join us for the reunion for the first time in many years. It was nice to visit and catch up with them.

Ever since I can recall, there have been group photos taken at each reunion. This was the one of “my” generation.

Cousin Betty (wearing sunglasses in the above picture) suggested that we share memories of our aunts, uncles, parents, and grandparents. That resulted in many stories, smiles, laughter…and a few tears.

We had finished our dinner and were reminiscing when Motor Man noticed a dark cloud in the distance. So we cut our visit short and everyone pitched in to pack up the food and help us bring in tables, chairs, etc.

Our guests left before the showers came.

And cousin Gene later shared on Facebook a picture of a rainbow .  This was taken from the cemetery we refer to as The Old Brick Church. Most all of our ancestors are buried there.

This photo would be special at any time, but seems even more so after an afternoon of sharing our memories of those who’ve gone before us.

~These Days Of Mine~

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 responses to “Family, Food, Fun

  1. I was looking forward to hearing about your reunion. It sounded perfect. Love the vintage tablecloths set off perfectly by flowers in a Mason jar.
    I am sure you, like me heard a story or two you had not heard, and it gave you great pleasure to add it to your accounts.
    Thanks for sharing. Looks like you more than doubled the crowd this year.
    It’s a wonderful thing. 😊

  2. I love family reunions! We have them every 5 years and there is usually about 200 attending. Of course, not everyone can make it. We are such a large family and there are always many little ones so we keep growing. The rainbow over the cemetery is very special.

  3. Looks like you had a lovely reunion. I bet it was neat to hear all the family stories. 🙂

  4. Sure looks like a good time catching up with relatives and enjoying stories, good food, and beautiful weather. That rainbow shot is terrific!

    Pam

  5. It was a great afternoon ! I’m glad the cousins were able to make it this time, & glad I was able to attend for a few ! The picture at Old Brick Church seems a suitable way to end the day .

  6. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    Looks and sounds like a wonderful reunion and fun. The rainbow picture at the cemetery is priceless.

  7. What a special gathering. So glad the weather held for most of the gathering.

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