Saturday, September 10, 2011

Don't forget the books!

We were gone today...we had a little family reunion today...there are four sisters plus one brother that lives in Indiana...and two brothers live in Tennessee. We decided to meet at Spring Mill State Park in southern Indiana...as you can see by the above photo there was a chance of rain. Lucky for us, all we had was a few sprinkles.

One brother and his wife came up from Tennessee, and the rest of us, minus one met there before noon. I got up and made enchiladas this morn, while Roger loaded the Rav with the other goodies, and we were out the door by 8:30....but it was still close to noon before we got down there. We did get behind a tractor for a while in the rolling hills down that way. After a bit we were able to pass and continue on our way.

Sarah and Lorelei were able to come....and some other nieces and nephews....one niece I had not seen in years and years. We all sat and talked and laughed...and talked some more...and discussed books and returned books, and laughed about things that had happened.

Lorelei was a little shy at first...she would not even come with me after she seen all the others...she eventually got over it. She wanted Sarah to come to Mamaw's house, but Sarah did not bring clothes for her....but I keep hearing 'want to go to Mamaw's house' over and over in my mind.

How wonderful to be loved by her...

And how wonderful to have family. To feel that secure love, of knowing that you are accepted just as you are, with all your faults and funny ways. Wonderful to have someone that knows your history...that shares the same genes as you.

8 comments:

Ginny said...

I'm so glad you had such a wonderful gathering and no rain. We had one this weekend, too. But it was for the funeral of Phil's brother, a sad day. They got in a wreck on the way, but no damage fortunately. Keep some clothes for Lorelei at your house at all times!

Ms. Becky said...

this post and your beautiful photo make me want to take a long road trip. it's been awhile, and I've never been to southern Indiana. there are so many beautiful places in this country that I've never seen. your family reunion sounds like a grand time. I smile every time I see the word Mamaw - I love that! glad you had such a wonderful time. happy day to you Rose.

don said...

I like the long road leading to the reunion. I'm glad you have a large family with which to share good times. A very fine post of this event!

Max-e said...

Hi Rose, I love family get togethers like that. we all live so far apart and when we get together we have a lot of fun and its like we have never been apart.

Judy said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful time at your reunion Rose. I'm glad your are loved like you are by Lorelei.
I like how the road is rolling in this photo.

Barb said...

Oh what a sweet post...and being with family can be so fun! Of course Lorelei wanted to come to your house, you are very loved by little Lorelei, and the love is returned that is very obvious! Grandchildren are just that *Grand*!

Caron said...

It's so wonderful to have a child's love like that.

Every year when we lived in Ohio my parents took us to Spring Mill. I have many happy memories. About 9 years ago, we took a camping trip there and met my parents. Our cat Roscoe was living in the campground begging food. What a sweet boy! He wanted love and attention and came straight to me. When I put the harness around his neck, he loved it. He's still with us. Love that place!

EG Wow said...

You have such a marvelous family and the best part is you appreciate it. ;)

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