Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Well, our family had a get=together this evening, and we had a really great time. We are gathering here this week for a special time - a wedding in the family. Carol and Daryl's youngest is getting married on Saturday and so all the kids and grandkids came in for the event. Everyone gathered here at my new home for a celebration of birthdays. Daryl had a birthday on Saturday, Daniel (their oldest) had a birthday on Sept. 1st, and little Alyssa (Andrew and Julia's oldest daughter) is having a second birthday anniversary on Emily and Ben's wedding day.
We had eighteen people here in my little house for supper of pizza, salad, birthday cake, and Italian ices. Carol made the pizza here, and baked it here. What a great time it was and with all kinds of running of happy children around the house and making all kinds of happy noise. I couldn't have asked for an evening with more fun than we had. In my dining room, which is bigger than I thought it was, we had set up my dining room table with 8 seats around it, my folding table from my work room with 6 seats around it, and Carol's folding table with 4 folding chairs around it, and there was actually room for everyone to sit comfortably.
Gifts were opened after supper and then dessert was served. Matt and Amy brought the homemade cake (from scratch even) and Julia brought the Italian Ices and tea. After dessert, we went out into the garage where I had placed on two folding tables some of the things that their grandpa Dub had collected over his lifetime so that they could choose mementos. We had a good time reminiscing some of the things he did and said, and when they left later, the left with things that would help them know a little more about the man who had loved them so much and whom they adored and respected.
I also gave Emily a bowl that had belonged to her great grandmother, my mom. It had been in my family for at least fifty years, and my mother did not have a lot of material possessions. I was pleased to be able to pass it on to Emily.
When they left, the house seemed quite empty, but I am at peace, knowing they took the items I worked so diligently to unpack and lay out for them.
Tomorrow, I will be beginning a Bible Study with some of the women at the church. It is a study of the book of James, and I expect I will learn quite a bit more than I already know about it. I will be driving to Julia's and riding over to the church with her and the two girls.
The pictures I am putting on here are some that I took this evening. I won't be identifying them because most of you readers know them from past pictures. Besides the people are kind of all mixed up together which makes identification long-winded explanations. Just know that we all had a great time together and it was a little past nine p.m. when they left. I wanted to get this all down while it is still fresh in my mind.
So that's it for tonight. Oh, yeah, I have a really sore toe on my left foot, the one next to my big toe. When I was moving my dining table, it moved over the floor faster than I realized it would, and the leg of the table hit my toe, and I am afraid it is going to be a "blue toe" by in the morning. It already looks a little bruised, but I reckon that is just a part of life. Ha.
This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for today. BTW, I got a really nice hair cut to day from a young man in the beauty shop. Now I can look nice for the wedding. More later. Much love to each of you, my friends. It is after 11 p.m. and time for me to take my night time meds and get to bed. Bye for now.