This past weekend was precious.
My Uncle Chuck and Aunt Linda came for a visit.
They ran through the downpours of Friday evening to go see Jonah.
When I say downpours...we are talking of Biblical proportions.
Jonathan was working, directing traffic in that storm
and came home soaked all the way through.
I noticed his wallet upside down to dry later that evening.
Uncle Chuck and Aunt Linda greatly enjoyed the
show and we had much fun discussing it at Hershey Farms
where we went for breakfast the next morning.
This was where I either learned or was reminded that
it was just after my birth that my Uncle began drinking coffee.
A habit that he has never looked back from.
The story goes that he felt an uncle was old enough
to drink that thick black liquid my Grandfather put out.
He would have been in his mid to late teens at the time.
I threw everyone for a loop and then into
spasms of laughter at one point as I shifted gears
in my head and then verbally from Jonah
flying in the show
to that little 80 year old lady who
recently had such a scary experience in a tandem
Apparently everyone else was trying to figure out
why I was describing a lady jumping from an airplane in the show.
Giggles, I tell ya. Giggles.
We let Chuck and Linda peruse "our" delightful quilt shops
at their leisure all day and then had them over for
dinner on the deck.
I made baked pork chops, baked potatoes,
Chelsea had made Banana muffins and Georgia made
a delicious lettuce salad.
Her own home grown lettuce.
Afterwards we went to our local dairy for
ice cream and then back to Georgia's for
a game of Dirty Marbles.
Always a fun time.
I received this simply gorgeous crocheted afghan
made by the hands of Aunt Linda herself.
It is so soft and quite heavy.
I was glad they were able to stay to join us at
church on Sunday.
It was special to hear Uncle Chuck's delightful
Music is very important in our family and so many
hours of car rides and family times have been
spent singing together.
It is what we do.
I've missed that so much since my Dad
has moved on to the next level of music....
Before lunch we took a few photos together.
Of course you have to see them....
|I had to coax that smile out of Uncle Chuckles......|
|I love the suspenders...My Dad and Granddad wore them too. Love them!!|
|Finally got Mom into the picture....|
I'm so thankful for this time spent with
these dear people.
Facebook and Blogging has been such a wonderful
tool for reconnecting and staying connected.
For this, I am delighted.
Much later in the day...
after most had left someone came running into the
Fellowship Hall and exclaimed that there was a double
rainbow over the church.
I nearly forgot my camera but seeing Kelly go for hers
I was reminded.
How fun after such a rainsoaked weekend to be reminded that
this world will never again be completely destroyed by water.