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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

blur 2

One complication that I forgot to mention on Sunday the 15th was that just after we got home from church to have lunch the power went off for several hours. Fortunately our lunch was in the crock-pot and was already done and still warm. After our guests left on Sunday afternoon we just relaxed and rested up from all the hustle and bustle – plus we knew that we were going to start over on Monday.

The start over was due to the fact that we were having another reunion on Saturday the 21st with the Spice’s family and it would be at our place. On Monday we got the linens washed up and replaced on the beds that were slept on. We were also planning the Saturday reunion meal and several other meals on days before the reunion.

Our kin from Florida came in on Sunday the 15th but stayed with MIL until Tuesday. These guests were the Spice’s aunt, her daughter and husband and their son. The aunt was the Spice’s mother’s sister and she stayed over at MIL’s and on Tuesday the cousin and her son came here – her husband went on up to North Carolina to visit with this sisters.

Then on Thursday the 19th the Spice’s uncle came to stay with us along with his wife, her mother and their son. Then on Friday another cousin and her husband also came to stay with us. This was the first time in several years that all beds on the place have been more or less occupied. We have two extra bedrooms upstairs and two downstairs.

Along with this hustle and bustle, I was trying to keep the garden up and running in addition to picking some blueberries. Several gallons of these have been picked and minus some for fresh eating, I have put 15 quart containers of these delicious little morsels in the freezer. Also gathered were a few veggies that were just starting to become mature enough for picking.

On Saturday the 21st we all met at our place – we had 27 persons of all ages. The main dish was tostadas with all the trimmings of one’s choice. To this we added several desserts items, not the least of which was one of my homemade banana puddings, constructed from scratch ingredients. I was hoping for a bit of leftover pudding for b’fast next morning but none was remaining – bummer.

Our in-house guests all too soon dwindled away, two on Saturday, four on Sunday and the three remaining on Monday. We had enjoyed all the laughing and talking and then there was silence. One has to wonder why all the good events in life pass by so quickly. Anyway, God is still good, all the time! ec


Blogger ancient one said...

On blur days I try to keep the camera handy and ready... later I can enjoy the party all over again through the pictures. We had one reunion (husband's family on memorial weekend) and we will have my mother's family reunion in the fall. I know y'all had fun!!

6/25/2008 08:04:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

ancient one - My cousin took many photos of the first reunion and sent them to me. We usually have two reunions, the one in June at my brother's place and another in August in rural northeast MS. Others like the one with the Spice's family can happen most any time. We did have fun! ec

6/25/2008 10:16:00 PM  
Blogger itsboopchile said...

Famlies are one of God's blessings and you are blessed in abundance !!
Treasure them.
Betty G

6/25/2008 11:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow! You all are incredibly busy of late! God IS good, all the time!

6/26/2008 08:55:00 AM  
Blogger Merle said...

Hi Nr Eddie ~~ Wow!! All those visitors !! Glad you all had a great time together, and the garden is growing well, and you will soon be
eating all the goodies. I buy dried
blueberries and they are nice, as I am sure the fresh ones would be even better. Thank you for your visit and glad you got some smiles from it.
Take care, Regards, Merle.

6/26/2008 12:13:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

itsboopchile - We are indeed and I'm glad for them all.

jayleigh - Verrrry busy yet it's so much fun to have them all in and it's a good time to gather smiles. :)

merle - We did have a house full! I haven't tried to dry any blueberries yet, I just eat them fresh, frozen or cooked in a dessert dish - yummy! ec

6/26/2008 10:00:00 PM  

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