Saturday, June 21, 2014

Summer; and Time For Family Reunions

One little corner of our extended family is faithful about reuniting every year, and that happened today.  It was glorious, with sadness, smiles, fried chicken and mashed potatoes.  Here are some of the photos from today.

The Giant City lodge serves meals family style, just what a group like ours needs.

The lodge was built in the 1930's and is kept up-to-date for vacationers, hunters, and others who enjoy a rustic environment.

 Dan did the group photo honors.

I had to move into the shade so my forehead wouldn't blow the camera...

 ...and then it was off to a private cemetery where only a couple families have loved ones.  Susan began documenting immediately.

But, we had serious business.

We had folks from Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Florida, New Mexico, and Austria...

 ...becuase we were burying a loved one who was a husband, father, grandfather, and Marine.

It was a day that will be remembered.


Anonymous said...

This was definately a bitter sweet day.


David aka True Blue Sam said...

I know the grandsons will never forget it. I had the easy job of digging; they filled in the grave. Much harder to do.