Grand adventure on Sunday. I've been worried about taking Mom to Yoakum for her family reunion ever since we began to hear about the event several months ago. I was feeling like it was a "must" since Mom is aging and this may be the last time she will get to see her extended family. So, Sunday morning I dragged myself out of bed and my sweeter-then-anything husband drove me, Mom and my sister Mary to Yoakum. We actually arrived in town almost exactly at the correct time, with only one stop at the famous Buckee's along the way.
On the other hand, it was good to see my cousins again! They all seem to be doing great -- one engaged! (congratulations, Mary B!) -- some gaining more grandchildren -- some recovering from knee surgery (Margaret, stay off of that knee!) I wish I could have stayed and "caught up" with them more, but Mom was faultering. Some from Oklahoma (Katie) (and Chris Raska - who is looking more and more like Danny!) and some from Louisiana (Mary B.) Peter and his wife came in just as we were leaving, so I didn't get to visit with them. Darn!
I believe that we agreed to have the reunion in other places from now on, not just in Yoakum. Some people wanted to have it where there were other things for us all to do and see (festivals, parks, etc.) and I kind-of liked that idea. I think it would attract some of the younger generations. Margaret was collecting our "wish lists" so I'm sure we'll here more from her in the next year.
As far as pictures... what a dolt I am! I left my good camera at my daughters, so I had to take the little trusty Canon. Who knew that the battery was low?!! I only got a few pictures before it died on me. Of course, I totally forgot that I could have taken pictures on my iPhone too. Dumb!