Sunday, November 13, 2011

A family weekend

A couple of Cliff's cousins visited this weekend.  
Cliff has lots of fun memories of visiting Aunt Juanita and playing with her boys, Art and Doc.  That's Art and his sweet gentle wife, Lois; she's seventy-mumble and still working.  Some of her younger co-workers call her Grandma, and ask her when she's going to retire.  We've seen them at a couple of gatherings in the past two years, but we've always met at Golden Corral.  You can't have a good visit at a restaurant.  
Since they called and said they were paying us a visit, Cliff's brother, Don, came all the way from Kansas.  He and his wife spent the night at Cliff's sister's house next door.  

Edna, another cousin of Cliff's, spent the night at our house.  If Cliff looks strange in this picture, it's because he's eating corn bread and I told him to quit chewing for a minute.  Edna likes my corn bread, too.  
Now I have to tell you, Edna is in her late 70's and doesn't make a habit of traveling a hundred miles to visit somebody; so we were honored to have her.  I would never have gotten well acquainted with Edna had it not been for the Internet.  I knew who she was. because we used to visit her mother, Cliff's Aunt Margaret, when we were newlyweds.  But I didn't know her as a person until we began our email correspondence.  I love this woman.    

We all had fun talking about old times.  (Iris gave Cliff her ball and was waiting for him to throw it; it's all about her, you know.)

You should have seen these two characters clowning around... Cousin Art and Cliff's brother, Don.

Even the oldest grandson was here; it's deer season, you know.  He was waiting until later in the day to hunt.  

Since Cliff's sister had been shopping all day (along with Don's wife), we went to her house after she finally got home; Edna wanted to see Rena, and meet Donald's wife.  Just call us (me, Edna, and Cliff) the three stooges

This is Edna's mother, Cliff's Aunt Margaret: Look at the previous picture... can you see the resemblance?  

Of course, the icing on the cake was when my daughter and her family showed up today with our great-granddaughter.  I wish all of you could have such an intelligent, beautiful great-granddaughter.  But of course, they broke the mold when mine was born.  
I jest.  
Even for a loner like me, family weekends are special.  

Did I mention that a former neighbor kid got a deer while hunting on our place?  
Life is good.


Lindie said...

She is beautiful. I am probably several years from having a great grand daughter or great grand son. Bethany is 25 but will not have children for a while or at all. she has issues with endometriosis. But my grandson is getting married in 2013 and maybe then. But I do have 9 grandkids from 25 to age 4 so I am content!

Margaret said...

Wonderful photos and it looks like a great time. Your great-granddaughter is very beautiful. I'm hoping that my girls will get married and have children some day. Until then, I'll just have to make do with the cat.


What a wonderful family gathering. You are so lucky everybody could make the trip and come together. Your great granddaughter is too cute for words. GREAT photos. WOW A deer. Looks like venison is going to be on someone's menu. Take care.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

What a great weekend you had! Those times are the very best and I agree, you cannot really visit in a restaurant. Your great granddaughter is adorable. Family times are the very best of times.

darev2005 said...

Sounds like a fun weekend at your place. We're unsociable so nobody comes here. That's okay.

Your mention of cornbread reminded me of last weekend. Miz Rev made chili and cornbread and we discovered that both our dogs love it like crazy. They will both tap dance and sing and do all of their tricks for a bite of cornbread.

Funny dogs.

Vicki said...

Looks like a great time had by all. The great grand is adorable. I'd love to know what kind of meals you made for so many people. Vicki

krueth said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Its so fun to have family to come and visit and catch up. Your great granddaughter is adorable, I make do with my 2 most wonderful grandchildren, a boy almost 9 and girl 5, they are SO MUCH FUN!! The deer looks like a nice deer too, not too big and gamey and not to small to not get much meat. Perfect sized! Enjoy your blog Wendy

Cliff said...

nice home and family visitors. It doens't get better than this.

Lori said...

Well, I have to agree with you that she looks like a very special great-granddaughter!