Well now, that was fun...
but it's time for the eye patch,
the swash & the buckle
to go back in the pirate's duffle for
And to continue with the sharing of
pictures and stories...
As most of you know our grandson
Michael W. spent about two weeks with us recently...
oh, so many pictures and short movies were taken the camera was sizzling...
many, many pictures taken and so many missed...
I went and picked him up one weekend and brought him here...
for days we had fun playing trains ,
creating in the kitchen ,
Papa joined us for lunch a time or two and we had lunch with him in town a time or two...
the following weekend we loaded up and traveled to the country..
We had a "grand" time in Alabama!
We saw family, neighbors, and friends...
I got to spend time at the beauty shop..
(a long needed treat!)
while Papa & Michael were turned loose to their own devices...
(Agghhhh...Whew..they came back o.k. and in one piece!)
We saw Pap-paw and Mam-maw Ryan,
Uncle Russ, Aunt Renee and
We saw Uncle Chris, Aunt Brina,
along with their two
Justin and Daniel ..
and Uncle Tim came by, too.
We went down to see
Coach & Mrs. Nancy and got to meet their horses!
Michael was so excited about going into the barn..
to fetch a handful of hay to feed them..and while in there stumbled across the horsey's rooms
("Where they go night-night!")
We made a trip to Albertville and met family at the Cracker Bucket for Sunday lunch
Aunt Elizabeth and Uncle Joe Wayne
Aunt Mary and Uncle Doyle
and Mam-maw , of course.
Afterwards, we drove over to
Mam-maw Kadle's house for a short time...
Leaving there it was back toward Cullman where Michael and Papa got to show Gamma the
"GREAT BIG RED CABOOSE!!"
they had found on their "boys" outing the day before
and while we were at the old train depot..
What should we hear?
A real live, real long train! So off around the building we went to sit on the steps and eagerly await it's much anticipated arrival!
After the train depot we went over to see Uncle Charlie
we were happy to see
Aunt Frieda & Mam-maw Ryan..
after a while Aunt Glinis and her husband Uncle Charlie dropped by...
Monday, It started out as a guy's kind of day...
Working on the riding lawn mower (changing a belt..I think)
Papa had lots of help.
Then to mow the yard ...
interspersed with wagon pulls for the young man!
Finishing touches were added to a drum majorettes uniform...
then another road trip..
starting off with a stop by the
for sandwiches and some good old
Alabama sweet tea
"This is delicious!..I Love this! "
The following week involved a trip to Papa's job..with inspection by Michael...
more trains and kitchen "creations" by
World renowned Chef Michael!
Now that you have the base story for the pictures..
and since every pictureis worth a thousand words..
I will "upload" pictures on this posting and on another will post
I hope you enjoy!
"Ye-Haw I'm a Nice Cowboy!"
Felice (Mommy) June 1978
wearing a little yellow colander
on her head
Michael September 2010
wearing the same little yellow colander
on his head!
"We gonna git dirty and stinky !"
After some mowing & many long wagon rides the fun came to an end...
Back home again..
And with waves and blown kisses
we are off to see Carrie ...
An enjoyable lunch...
Garrison Kellor was in town...
his bus sat parked across the street.
Now Gamma needs a little rest......
to follow below...
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