A day late but just in time for Friday Fun.
For us it's a family reunion. It's the big one with family and friends from near and far. We rent out the big pavilion in one of the state parks so we have some cover because rain or shine we are going to get together.
Last year many were surprised that I showed up being I was released from the rehab hospital the week earlier, but they were happy to see me. My children have taken over all of the cooking and prep this year. It was previously hosted by my father and I. We are both getting sort of long in the tooth so it's time for the younger generation to take over. My youngest daughter has been my father's apprentice for three years at the fine art of grilling. Believe me, when I say grilling poultry, seafood, and assorted fare is an art form when it's done right.With four generations present, it had to be done right. The girls did themselves proud.
We celebrate the fruits of our forefather's gift of independence this way. For the older two generations there was no cooking, food brought to us, abundance of young ones running around for us to envy their energy, and no clean up. While the younger generations went to view the fireworks display at the pier, us of the older two generations decided to watch the fireworks on our televisions and in our Lazyboys. Drifting off to sleep after a day of fun and sun well before the firework displays finished.
There are some advantages to getting older. Hope y'all had a great one.