Monday, August 22, 2011

Monday family stuff

Boy, did we have loads of good food at the annual Redding reunion yesterday!  And cake.  Wait, I never got a photo of the dessert table.  Horrors—failure!Trust me, there was quite the variety of homemade cakes and pies.  I can report for sure that Pat’s Carrot Cake was delish!  That was all I could manage, except for a wee sample of Debbie’s chocolate pie.  Also delish!

Cuzn John has the attention of son-in-law Tom and cuzn Will…deep in thought.


Aunt Rebecca, widow of Uncle Chester, was the senior attendee.


Cuzn Pat was always so good to let me play in her jewelry box when I was a gangly pre-teen.  I guess that prompted my love of bling at a young age.  That’s Will’s wife caught mid-blink.  Sorry, Von!


Rebecca’s son Tommy is there on the R.  Susanne (where’s mama Nan?), with youngest attendee Autumn.  And Lucy is in the orange (dtr of Tom and Cynthia).  She didn’t want her photo taken and kept hiding when I pointed it toward her.  I discovered she has to do a paper on genealogy and will be getting in touch with me!  I am delighted to help.

Fred (Pat’s hubby), Lavon (wife of John), and their daughter Cynthia (mother of Lucy).  Got that?  We need name tags!

I missed photos of several folks who had to leave early.  And just plum spent too much time talking and not taking enough photos, and that is a bad mistake at a gathering like this.
Next time, right? 


Marilyn said...

family gathers are the very best!

Sandee said...

I'm hungry looking at all that food. I'm so happy you had a terrific time honey. family get togethers are the very best.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. :)

barb @iPhoneographi said...

Is that southern fried chicken I spy? It kills me to eat it, truly... but I just love it. I have to pass on the fried part now and just eat the chicken.

You did better than me... lately, it seems I always have too much fun visiting with family and friends and I don't remember to take any photos, unless someone else pulls out their camera.

Now I want pie. Bugger.

Big hugs xoxo

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

looks like good folks and good food, what else could anyone want?

smiles, bee

Anonymous said...

So nice that you all got to reconnect again - there's never enough time to take pictures when it's so much fun to ctach up on all the new with everyone:)

ivana said...

Cara Sandy!!!

It was a great Reunion..the table shows how much you had for food, and the desserts sure were very important!!!
Have a lovely week!!!

Big hugs!!!

Linda said...

Oh noes! I shouldn't have even looked at this post when I was hungry as now my stomach is making quite the racket with its growling!

Looks like everyone had a great time getting together!

Haley D. said...

It's so nice to see everyone in photos at least! I'm glad you got to visit with kith and kin. I can't wait to hear more about your trip/visit.

Anonymous said...

I always love to go up to visit hubby's family. being 1 of 12 kids family gatherings are huge. We never had those gatherings growing up. We were so isolated. so I always savor those moments with my in-laws.