Wednesday, July 5, 2017


I hope you all had a wonderful Independence Day.  (Or for my Canadian friends, Canada Day on the 1st!)  For some it is back to work today.  For others it's vacation.  Whatever you do, I hope it's been a good day.

Yesterday my brother and sister-in-law opened the doors of their new home for a cookout get-together.  About 15 or so people showed up and we had so much fun!  So much food!  Great conversations!  Getting to meet new people and catch up with old friends.  It was perfect.  Except for the HOT temperatures outside.  At least there was air conditioning inside.  I stayed out as long as I could take it, but when I started feeling sick I went inside.  They had their TV on the Sci Fi Channel and there was a "Twilight Zone" marathon on.  Joe and I sat down on the sofa and before we knew it we were drawn into the shows.  One after another.  We didn't mean to be rude, but...  it was the "Twilight Zone"!

Surprisingly there wasn't very much traffic on the roads and so we made good time traveling.  About 40-45 minutes each way.

So having said all of this... here are the pictures of the day.  Most are mine.  A few are borrowed from my friend, Marion, and my sister, Elaine.  Borrowed only because theirs turned out better or they were at a better angle than I.  I hope you enjoy them.

Larry was the chef extraordinaire!  His burgers and hot dogs were so good.  Kim set up the bar with the salads: potato, pasta and fruit, and wonderful corn on the cob.

Joe and Marion.  I told them they looked like a flag.

Rich the comic.

Joe, Larry and Elaine.  You can see how sunny it was.

Me and Joe.

Elaine and Marion.

Another one of me and Joe.

 Kim. Our wonderful hostess.

At one point she took over for Larry at the grill.

Rich and Marion.

Larry and Kim have a beautiful yard.

 Do you see the squirrel?

After awhile it just got too hot and we moved inside.

This is Schnitzel.  He was the star of the day.

The three siblings:  Elaine, me and Larry.

Marilyn, Kim's mother.  What a sweet lady.

My nephew, Terry, and his girlfriend, Gianna.

Marion was so lucky to get a picture of Callie.  She hid from us all day.  I never got a shot of their other cat Bandit even though he sat with Joe and put his fur all over Joe's shirt.

 Later in the evening, after I got home, there were some fireworks in the neighborhood.  I stood at the front door and watched them.

Are you all still with me?  Sorry for the picture overload.  As I said, it was a great day.  

And with that I have to go to bed.  I'm really tired tonight.  It's been a long day.  Until later...




  1. Special guest star- - -SQUIRREL! It wouldn't be Larry's without the squirrel! Beautiful home. I love the bench under the tree,the lovely deck. The food looks (& sounds!)delicious.
    It's cool that it the photo of Elaine,Larry & you that your shirts are red,white & blue!How many hot dogs/burgers did Schnitzel try to get? ha ha! I wouldn't be able to resist him.Russ & I just chilled,getting lunchmeat & having sandwiches. I haven't had a 'regular sandwich" in awhile. Glad a good time was had by all!

  2. What a fun day! They have a beautiful home and everyone has such cute outfits on! I'm glad you got to go and enjoy time with them. I turned on Twilight Zone for a little while too! heehee! Hugs!

  3. So glad to see all your sweet family having such a good time together! And that new house is gorgeous---so full of light and beautiful.

    We had eighties temp, as well, and had a good day together. Started about 2 and then after the fireworks, we didn't get into the house until MIDNIGHT!! What a day. There's just something about the Fourth that has a special feeling that no other holiday has..

  4. Too many pictures? Never! I enjoy seeing others enjoying life :) Have a great Thursday!

  5. What a lovely day, spent with family and friends.
    The food sounds delicious, and such a beautiful home to enjoy :)
    Thanks for sharing with us.

  6. Looks like a great gathering of friends and family, Cathy. Thanks for sharing your holiday with all of us. The fireworks were great too. We watched them here in Nashua, NH, from our apt.

  7. The pictures are great! Not an overload at all. What a lovely place to have a party! The yard is spacious and so pretty, and the house looks so nice. Good memories!!

  8. Except for the heat, it sounds like a perfect family day!

  9. It looks like you had a spectacular day! We ate inside because of the heat. I enjoyed all your overload at all.

  10. What a wonderful day. Loved seeing all the pictures. You got some spectacular fireworks pictures!!!

  11. Thanks Kathy and Joe for coming and thank you so much for documenting it so nicely! I was too busy to take pictures and the ones here will allow the memory to go on. It was an awesome day :) I hope we can host more get togethers for our family and friends.

  12. I'm glad you had a good 4th of July! Looks fun with family. We were at the rodeo and enjoyed lunch before it as we went to matinee at !:30. Take care!


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