Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Seventy Years"

This last week end was my parents 70th wedding anniversary! Yes that is right 70th!! The actual anniversary is not until the 15th of December but that is to close to Christmas to get us all together two times that close together. We had been anticipating this week end for 6 months and now it is already history. I think everyone had a great time. There were 44 of the 59 of us able to attend or maybe I should say 58 and counting, # 59 will be here in about 5 weeks. Jeff, my nephew and his girlfriend came from as far away as Maryland and our son and his family live in Oakley, Kansas which is where the celebration and or reunion took place.

A small group played golf Saturday morning with a much larger group of 21 playing in the afternoon. The youngest was my grandson at 7 and the oldest was my dad at 89. Several of the women and girls went to a Girls Day Out at the fairgrounds!! Jewelry, purses, candles, food and lots of other things that light up our lives were there for us to look and "buy"! In the afternoon we had swimmers, golfers and a trip to the park, the weather was beautiful. In the evening we had a pizza party and played Family Feud the 1960 version! Most of the great grandchildren didn't know the answers and sort of looked at us funny. Needless to say there was lots of laughing. At 11:00 pm there sat my mom of 87 playing cards with 3 of her granddaughters. Sunday morning after breakfast we checked out of the motel and went to the St Joseph gym to continue the laughs playing Minute to Win It (this was summer tv show) if you go on line you can see the different games they played for money. My youngest brother had about 20 different activities you could try and do within a minute. We didn't actually compete but we got to try as many and as often as we wanted to. Everyone from 3 to 89 was involved in the fun. Everything from stacking 3 golf balls (which my dad did) to bouncing 3 ping pong balls into glasses of water to make tic tac toe or balancing 12 pencils on the back of your hand then catching with the same hand to keeping 3 balloons in the air for 60 seconds which is harder then you would think.

After enjoying a wonderful meal there together we took the family picture and all headed in different directions home. There were lots of pictures taken all weekend with lots of different cameras so it will be fun to see them at Christmas when most of us will get together again!