"A happy family is but an earlier heaven."
George Bernard Shaw
Happy Holidays to everyone including our family near and far!
Our family seems smaller this year.
We have lost several of us to cancer this past year, job relocation's and just that old thing we call life. Many of us have to work hours that vary, others have taken on a second, sometimes third job, so getting together as one big family is more difficult this year but we still managed to get a few of us together for a photo.
Our family has bachelors, men who work hard, are great fathers and who have dedicated their lives to raising their children.
And we have many generations.
Yes, the tellie stayed on with the volume muted,
it was a very important night for our sports fans.
And we had funny gifts,
like this battery powered whisk!
My uncle is an awesome cook,
so he will get many hours out of this new gadget!
A big thanks to my cousin for allowing us to crash his house after he had been up since 3am working overtime.
Our family is changing.
We are getting older,
the younger generation is getting more mobile,
having to move farther for their careers,
going to college far away,
and visiting farther distances.
We even discussed ordering pizza
instead of cooking for our
next years "Dirty Santa" Party.
I hope my Granny,
up there in heaven,
I miss her
homemade chicken and noodles
And my Aunt Pat's homemade hot rolls,
my Aunt Mildred's homemeade peanut butter fudge,
and Aunt Donna's laughter, and her pancake turner,
which she used as crowd control when necessary.