Sunday, July 4, 2010

Family Get-Together

Yesterday, the Third of July, my wife's side of the family had their annual family reunion at her nephew's home on the Tenn-Tom waterway between Columbus and West Point, MS.

We had quite a gathering of her spouse (me), children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, cousins, nephews, and nieces. Two of our three children and their families were there which made it more the enjoyable for us.  There was absolutely too much food for the number of people on hand, and I think everyone ate too much.  I know I did.  Then it was time for the watermelon.  I sure missed the home made ice cream tho.  I just may have to make some today since this is the Fourth of July,  One of my most favorite holidays.  I don't mind the fireworks, if someone else is paying, but I could never see myself burning up my own money.

There were too many of the nephews and nieces absent this year, that we really missed seeing and hope that they will make plans to attend next time.

The waterway was full of boats, and a couple of barges, not to speak of the swimmers that were along the sides of the river enjoying the Fourth of July weekend.  Nephew Curtis, who has the home on the river, also has a ski boat that he was happy to take everyone interested in for a ride.  He made sure the kids had all the fun they could expect.