Ruby's Slippers

| 7/31/2011 1:12:44 PM


Muck Boot Diva Headshot Remembering the Picnic of the year this fine sunny day…

It was time to drive to the Castle; the Diva’s Castle Bash would be tomorrow and we really needed to hit the road.

Betty is my Mother-in-law’s best friend from kindergarten; I finally managed to kidnap her from the Garden State (or the state of perpetual pressure as I like to call it) and dragged her off to the farm.

I had Jack with us too (Teenage Man with Muscles – TMWM) so a stop at a hamburger grease pit would be a necessity.  I mentally suggested a sushi bar to Jack and Betty; looks of horror on their faces instantly came to mind – I decided a verbal proposition was not in order.

After four hours of hoofing it down country roads, we were welcomed in the drive by very bright light left on by the MWM to guide us in.  It must be new, I thought, blinking back the tears.  The NJ red-eye left me dead beat tired. 

Nebraska Dave
8/7/2011 10:04:26 AM

Diva, it sounds like your family reunions are great. I like to hear that families can still get together and have a great time. There's so much grief and drama that seems to invade families these days that's it's refreshing to read about how your family has such a great time when gathering together. I try my best to bring that atmosphere into the family gatherings that I attend. It works most of the time. Some of the old generation cousins have built wedges in the family but for my generation cousins, we just want to have a good time when we get together and so we do. I hope you have many more years of great family gatherings. Have a great family day.

Mountain Woman
8/1/2011 10:57:04 AM

There is no place like home and sounds as though you have found the home of your heart. Good friends, good times and fabulous memories. They all make life go round. Thanks for sharing with us.

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