There was plenty of food and fun, and great conversation to go around. And unlike normal family gatherings, there was not a single fight, argument, or even a mini-disagreement to be found. Maybe, since we are all getting older, we're mellowing out.
I got to see friends I haven't seen in ages. I am always amazed to see how the kids have grown. Glory showed pictures of her girls, which I haven't seen since they were under three feet tall
(back in the late eighties) and the youngest is expecting. Most, no, all of "the LALA's" are grandmothers.......EXCEPT ME! But I have 2 grandpuppies.....somehow that's not quite the same.
As you can probably tell, we are all good cooks, and except for a couple of the ladies, None of us will be blown away by anything short of a class 4 hurricane. The men seem to be enjoying the advantages of the good food, too.
June has a way with plants, and I always admire the lovely flowers and greenery she has all around, especially since I have the ability to kill (with kindness) ivy. My brown thumb had to have been inherited from my father's side of the family tree, since not only my grandmother, my mother and my daughter are plant people. Luckily for me, my neighbor took pity on me and actually did the planting in my front garden. So maybe with that as a first step, I'll have a nice looking garden net year