Hollie Reunion: That Friday In A Nutshell.

To continue the reunion: Got up late (for me) Friday morning. Didn’t sleep very well Thursday night: Danged air conditioner kept turning on and off. Not used to any noise when I’m sleeping.

Aunt Betty fixed a nice breakfast and then it was off to visit with whoever else had showed up. I’ve never been hugged so much in my life! (Which was cool!) I re-met a bunch of people that I hadn’t seen in 50+ years and several of them mentioned they used to change my diapers when I was a baby. Too many names to remember…

About noon we had a BBQ at Cousin Claude’s cabin (Hi Marilyn!) and I ate way too many burgers. Lots of remembering going on among the family. It was nice.

That evening there was a gather at one of the other cabins; mostly the “older” folks sitting around gabbing and some picking and singing going on. Bobby (Hollie?) had a device that allowed him to accompany himself (He sounded better without it), Uncle Herman and Cousin James played and sang a bit and it was a lot of fun.

But I got tired of the noise (these folks are some of the loudest people I’ve ever met! Which I should have expected remembering Mom’s loudness.) and walked on down to the “younger” folks cabin (Cousin Claude’s). The “younger” crowd was around my age!

I don’t know what I was thinking! There was Marilyn (I sure hope I spelt her name right), Cousin’s Claude & Billie and a friend of Claude’s named Walt (who talks like Ozzie Osborn). With the five of us in the room there was four (4) different conversations going on each at the top of the respective person’s voice! It was LOUD!

But it was damned fun too! Each of them are as red-necked as I am! And it was really great to re-acquaint myself with Claude and Billie and get to know Marilyn & Walt. I really enjoyed hanging around with them. Stayed up way too late!

Still felt like a welcomed stranger at times though. Which I guess I’ll be until I’ve attended 20 or 30 reunions and gotten to know everybody.

Saturday, the actual reunion, in the next post.

Not much going on around here. “Babysat” a couple of the grandkids yesterday and that was a lot of fun. When it wasn’t being not-fun. Rainy weather has really kicked in here and it’s been raining (sometimes hard) off and on for the past couple of days. Not doing too much on the radio; mostly listening in on 12 & 15 meters. Doing my regular housework and cooking and such. Pretty SSDD if  you ask me!

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