Monday Morning, May 29 – Memorial Day
It was a wet, drizzly morning, but we couldn’t find another day that suited everyone, so we just postponed it about an hour – and the weather did get better.
Jere, Ian, Jared, and Jesse were the first to arrive.
Jesse was in charge of cleaning up the sandbox.
Cerwin cleaned out the fire pit.
I have been doing the weed-eating for years, then a few years ago my Dale joined me, and this year Ian helped as well. That makes it go much faster.
I started at 8:30 to have the pavilion area finished by the time others arrived to rake the leaves.
This is what happens when the grass is wet. 🙂
Josiah was the next to arrive.
Jeff burns the trash.
Our sister-in-law Dot and her granddaughters Emma and Victoria washed the picnic tables.
Our niece Amy and daughters Heidi and Lindsey.
Dot and Miranda
Sisters – Miranda, Heidi, and Lindsey looking for earthworms.
I think they were going fishing.
My brother Dale and our daughter-in-law Chris.
Victoria and Dot
My sister Nancy
Lindsey, Amy, Heidi
Jesse, Josiah, Dot and Ian
Chris and Nancy
Velma – our step-mother always cleans the pavilion bathroom -which is on the back of Anne’s house.
I said to a few of the others, “I wonder when you are old enough to retire from this job?” She just turned 93. 🙂
Anne – our sister-in-law in the lavender jacket, lives in the house that adjoins the pavilion. She came to recruit a few guys to get some small, fallen trees from her perennial garden.
Josiah took one end and Ian and Jared the other.
It was a bit heavy for the younger boys, so Nathan came to their rescue.
Jordan moved his wheelbarrow out of the way of the tree-carrying guys.
The bathroom is finished, now Mother is sweeping the walkway.
Emma, Gloria, and Victoria
Jesse on his way to chop down a branch for Anne
After Cerwin sawed the logs into pieces Nathan split them.
It reminded me of when his dad (Jeff) and uncle (Jere) lived at home and did this job now and then.
Nancy is in charge of this lunch and by 10:45 was preparing the dishes because the job was finished.
We each bring something – some items leftover from the previous day’s picnic.
The leaves were really wet, so Jeff had to gradually add them so the fire wasn’t smothered.
Anne hung her hammock – to the joy of these girls.
Jesse – being the smart boy he is – sat in the treehouse above them and dropped M & M’s on them. 🙂
Prayer at 11:00.
Dale, Amy, Chris and Victoria roasting their lunch.
We had a great turnout – THANKS, EVERYONE!
After lunch Cerwin and I went to Dustan and Jenna’s new house for peonies. I planted three clumps along the border – between our yard and the pavilion area.
Dustan and Jenna bought a new house with a yard and garden that needed reworked. They dug what they wanted – as did a few others. I noticed the peonies when we picked they up for Sight and Sound a few days earlier and learned that we could have what we wanted.
They were almost finished blooming, but next year I will have some of my own!